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    Question

    what kind of koi pellets do you guys feed?

    can you tell me the brand and how much?
    does anybody have a N. tentaculata?

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    I use high protein (summer feeding) koi pellets. I have used a few different brands, and I did not notice a difference betwen them. I have used Hikari, Blue Ridge and perhaps a few others.

    I try to avoid pitcher rot by using only one pellet per pitcher for the most part. I think the trick is to be consistent with your feeding.

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    I feed mine with a mixture of bloodworms and goldfish flakes. As long as you dont put a lot in the pitcher will not die and the next pitcher will be bigger.
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    fwiw, i have yet to try koi pellets, but i do have good results with crickets and dried blood worms. i agree with dave s. in that consistant feeding, i believe, is key.

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    consistant being....? i have a ventricosa outside with 2 pitchers on it(have just barely begun inflating...it will be a while) so they will probably catch their own food. thats ok right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (glider14 @ Sep. 04 2006,7:21)]consistant being....? ... thats ok right?
    I feed my plants once per month. I know others who feed their neps more often and others who feed them less often.

    Yes, under normal conditions a nep should be able to catch its own food or make do with good growing conditions for photosynthesis.

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    Since I raise my own mealworms that is what I use to feed my neps. 1 mealworm in each pitcher after it has opened.


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    i'm in the mealworm camp also
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