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Old 11-06-2003, 04:08 PM   #1
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Spider for breakfast?

On my daily ritual of waking up at 5:30a to get ready for work, i noticed my dempsey flaring up and blue Zebras following suite. Not being aware and somewhat still drunk, i shoved it off as their daily rituals of saying goodmorning. On further inspection i noticed a spider skimming on top of the water making a bunch of noise, it must of been about 1'' or so. So the dempsey goes in closer and toys with it, while the zebras start to pick off the legs oh so slowly. In one bite, the dempsey took it all... **** dempseys... had the last 2 legs out of his mouth until it was finally ripped out by the blue gender.. Sorry i just had to tell someone the story...

Question you ask, is it ok if he ate a spider?, rather hairy and nasty looking might i add.
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Old 11-06-2003, 04:29 PM   #2
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Yuck, I bet it is just fine for the fish though. I would image that a large amount of spiders end up in freshwater, in nature. And they would all get gobbled up.

Was it a wolf spider? Flat, hairy, fast?


bleagh!
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Old 11-06-2003, 04:35 PM   #3
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I would think it would add some nice protein in the diet. The only possible downside I can see is if the spider had some pestasides on it or something.
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You have fish that kill spiders and my dog and cats won't even kill the **** things!
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Old 11-06-2003, 07:08 PM   #5
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Hehe- I just watched one of my fiddler crabs eat a ladybug.
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so far so good, his belly is looking a bit large, thats just cause he eat 2 feeder fish also, but looks fine to me... i cant wait to get them out of the 29 and into the 45gallon breeder... there gonna be so happy..

The dempsey has eaten so far : 4 crawdads or crayfish - cant remember that costed a $1 or something at petco, a pleco, one of those spotted barbed catfish, couple rather large goldfish, and has destroyed 1 heater.. but nothing ever like a ****ed spider.
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Old 11-06-2003, 10:43 PM   #7
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Glad to hear about the spider........I hate spiders! I feed my fish bugs as often as I can. I have a tank net instead of a fly swatter.
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Heh, sounds like a bit of excitement in the tank this morn. Long as pesticides aren't involved, live bugs are cool. This summer we'd catch the occasional fly that got into the apt and drop it into the big tank; the angelfish went wonky over em!
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uuugh! 8O my other half insists on swatting flies with our fishnet when one wanders in & then feeds them to our fish! yuk
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Ewww, flies live in the poop 8O
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Ewww, flies live in the poop
All the more reason to get them out of the house.
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