The Eels anguilla-anguilla lay their eggs on the bottom of the Sargasso Sea.
They begin life as planktonic larvae called "leptokefaloi. Swept away by sea currents (Gulf Stream), arriving on the shores of Europe and Africa where they transform into glass eels. The capture starts early November and ends in late May.
The eels arrive at Aquaculture - V. GEITONAS & Co Ltd by air in special packaging (boxes).
Upon receipt placed in small covered tanks, which begins the first phase of rearing. Their size at this stage ranges from .22 to .35 grams per eel. Eels grow at an environment with constant temperature and with quality and oxygen rich water which is monitored electronically to remain constant at 10 ppm.
The second stage of development (breeding) follows in larger tanks.To ensure the initial quantity, water is supplied from a drilled well. Then using a system of cleaning it is recycled and used at every stage of development.
When six months pass eels have exceeded the 40 g. The need for more space is evident. The oxygen is insufficient and ichthyopyknotita (fish density) has reached threshold levels.
At this stage eels are caught and transferred to outdoor tanks, where it developed a slow pace because of changing weather conditions.
The approach of the natural farming method gives the eel particular color, taste and shape.