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Vinegar eels (Turbatrix aceti) belong to the family of nematodes. They are free-living, non-parasitic unsegmented roundworms and were discovered by Borellus in 1656. They eat bacteria and fungi that grows in unpasteurized vinegar solutions.
Vinegar eels are about 1-2mm in size and live an average of 10 months, giving birth to as many as 45 young every 8 to 10 days. A healthy culture can experience a 20-times increase in its population in only 8 days. They thrive over a wide range of temperature and do not necessarily need light, so they can be stored in a cupboard, out of the way.
They are very easy to maintain and culture, and can be kept in a small bottle or jar and fed occasionally to keep it going. Sub-culturing a new culture every now and then is a good idea, to keep the cultures fresh.
These are perfect for tiny fry and newly hatched fish. Although humans may struggle to see them, small fish are perfectly suited to spotting and catching them and it often triggers the feeding instinct to kick in in some species.
You will receive a concentrated Vinegar Eel culture. All you need to do is add it to a container with some 50/50 Apple Cider / Water mixture and add a slice of apple as food for them.