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uLtRa
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PostPosted: 2004.12.01(Wed)4:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found it, this might help you lot-

http://www.livefoodcultures.com
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poridge
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Location: Australia

PostPosted: 2004.12.14(Tue)3:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a look at the link and it is very imformative.
I had a look at "vinegar eels", I'm pretty sure my fish would like them.
But the site pretty much tells you that you have to buy a starter kit which I do not have the money for.
If anyone knows a way to start vingar eels with out buying them first tell me.
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Doosharm
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PostPosted: 2004.12.14(Tue)20:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I don't know much about vinegar eels but I do know that its possible to harvest animals from local ponds. If you use a fine mesh net you can catch your own Daphnia, mosquito larvae, and bloodworms. All of which will be free and you can at least culture the daphnia. If you choose to collect from a pond try to make it a pond without fish in it. This will decrease your chances of bringing home a fish disease. Also, you should be careful not to collect and predators such as hydra, leeches, and dragonfly larvae as they can harm smaller fish and fry.

Learn how to culture daphnia here:
http://ei.cornell.edu/toxicology/bioassays/daphnia/culture.asp
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Balas4Me
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Location: Redlands, California

PostPosted: 2005.01.09(Sun)19:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy this months issue of tropical fish hobbyist if you want to know how to DIY Vinegar Eels looked cheap didn't read article myself yet.
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nonamethefish
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Joined: 06 Feb 2003

PostPosted: 2005.01.09(Sun)20:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to those that culture them vinegar eels are very easy. Microworms are a bit of a hassle but they are great food and I will not do without them.

When pond harvesting trust your source(pesticide or polluted water would be bad) and be sure that whatever you are feeding won't be harmed by hydra or otherwise dragonfly nymphs. You can sort it or simply use this to feed only adult fish.
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poridge
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PostPosted: 2005.01.09(Sun)23:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'm think I'm gonna try and start a culture of worms. For both feeding my Oscar and other fish and for fishing which I love.
Got any ideas
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nonamethefish
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PostPosted: 2005.01.10(Mon)0:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

The worms you need are redworms. Funny...as I'm going to culture those too. Do a google on vermiculture and you should get loads of info. It can be easily adapted to fit feeding fish.
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