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Thread: Black traps on a "typical" VFT?

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    Ive personally noticed that my flytraps like it when they get flooded every once in a while but most of the time I keep them in a more shallow water tray. Of courde I agree about the goldfish water. Flytraps tend to be a little more picky about water and there is just too much that can go wrong with goldfish water. I would also suggest that you add perlite or silica sand, it helps aerate the soil and keeps it from compacting on the roots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    On top of all said above, if the traps are old, they may just be dying off too. But definitely keep the soil a little drier, add in some perlite or sand to aerate the mix, and stop using fish water.
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    Your vft are drowned. I think you should repot into new, dryer soil mix. For myself, I use 50% peat moss, 25% perlite, 25% orchid bark and i water once or twice a week from the top. I add water when the substrat is almost dry at the surface.

    Hope this help!

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    I'm late here but pond water is essentially regular tap water with, probably, more dissolved solids.

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