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Vinegar Eel Care Sheet
How to Care for and Raise Vinegar Eels
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Caring for Starter Cultures:
Harvesting and Serving to Your Fish:
- Upon Arrival: Remove triple bagging from vinegar eel culture and pour into an 8oz or larger deli or tuperware container. Add a slice of apple (not a must, but helpful). Be sure the lid has holes poked in it for ventilation. If youíre using a larger container, you can top it off with 50% water, 50% apple cider vinegar. Mix water/vinegar before adding to culture.
- To start a new culture, use the mixture above with a slice of apple. Add about 1oz of the established vinegar eel culture to the new culture.
- Keep the culture at room temperature.
- Vinegar Eel cultures require no care and will sit for many weeks, even months before you need them again. During storage, stir your cultures about once a week to prevent a film from developing over the top.
You will need A wide-mouth jar, such as a mayonnaise jar, a small coffee filter and a small kitchen strainer.
- Cut the coffee filter small enough to fit the strainer. And place the filter inside the strainer. Place the strainer over the mouth of the jar. If you donít have a small strainer, just hold the filter over the jar and pour very slowly.
- Gently pour the vinegar eel liquid into the strainer until youíve filled up to somewhere below the strainer.
- Most of the eels will pass through the filter, so pour the strained mixture back into your culture.
- Invert the filter into a glass or second jar filled with aquarium water.
- Pour the desired amount of vinegar eels into your aquarium.
- The vinegar eels will live for days in your aquarium, so itís hard to overfeed.
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