Welcome to Gills and Fins we specialize in Live Cultures and Information. Whether you’re raising fish, reptiles, amphibians or birds we can help feed your pets the best foods. You don’t have to rely on flake, pellets, or frozen foods, when you can feed your pets live foods. We will show you how feeding live foods such as Vinegar eels, Microworms, Grindal worms and White worms can be extremely easy.
Vinegar Eels are barely visible to the naked eye. They are free-living nematodes that feed on the microbial culture, called Mother of Vinegar used to create vinegar. Being the smallest of live foods maxing out at just under 2mm long, they are a great first food for very small fry. You can read more under our Worm Info page. Get your Starter Culture from our shop by clicking here.
Microworms are very tiny free-living nematodes just over 1 mm in length, barely visible to the naked eye. Subsisting on yeast, it is easily cultured at home on a substrate of Potatoes or oatmeal inoculated with dry yeast.Females reach maturity in about three days and deliver live young rather than eggs, as most nematodes produce. You can read more about setting up a microworm culture under our Worms Info page. Get your Starter Culture from our Shop by clicking here.
Grindal worms are treated as smaller relatives of white worms, but usually only grow to about 10 mm and thus are an ideal size for most small freshwater fishes, both adults, and larger fry. You can read more on setting up a grindal worm culture under our Worms Info page. Get your Starter Culture from our Shop by clicking here.