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Old 11-11-2010, 07:20 AM   #1 
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Feeding VE??

IDK how to go about feeding vinegar eels. I plan on feeding microworms, BBS and VE with my next spawn.

So how do you harvest your VE to feed to fry?
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:42 AM   #2 
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There's a few different ways to harvest them. The method I use is to suck some of the VE solution out with a turkey baster and filter it through a coffee filter into a glass jar, then I take the baster and fill it with tap water and rinse the VE that are in the coffee filter again. I then take the coffee filter and flip it worm side down into a small cup filled with tank water. I prefer to use clear cups so I can see the amount of eels that I'm getting so I know if I need to get more out or not.

Once they're rinsed and in the tank water I just pour it into the tank in a bunch of different areas so there are plenty of chances for fry to get food.

When you filter them trough a coffee filter there will be worms that come through the filter, after rinsing them I add vinegar (i.e. if you rinse them with 2oz of water then put another 2oz of vinegar in) to keep the vinegar water ratio correct. Then I dump them back into the culture. The ones that go through the coffee filter are usually the ones that aren't fully grown yet.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:59 AM   #3 
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That's what I was thinking of doing. Thanks for the info! Linda was tellin me to put a piece of paper towel ina bowl then pour some of the culture over it, lift and squeeze into a cup of clean water but I think I'll use your method.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:26 PM   #4 
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Youtube has a pretty good method to harvest the ve. I'm probably going to use the method on youtube since its simple and i'm lazy lol.
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