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Hi guys i was wondering if feeding insects you finding crawling in your house fine. Because recently I have found many spiders around my house and I was wondering if I can feed them to my cichlids. There are not any venomous spiders for I live in richmond. SO let me know what kind of insects you can catch around your house to feed them to your fish. thanks
 

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I don't know about feeding, but ALL spiders are venomous. It's a trait the whole group possesses - rather, it's a question of how poisonous they are.
 

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I used to feed mine flies and bugs, but never spiders. Not that I wouldnt, just never seen them around the house.
 

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go for it the worst that will happen is they will die! but i don't think so.
 

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I did a Google search under "do cichlids eat spiders?" and hit the first offering. From there a UK aquarist stated that he fed his Oscar(s) spiders, amongst other items, with no mention of ill effects. That said I guess it would come down to how comfortable you feel about feeding your fish spiders?
 

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i might be guilty of throwing a creepy crawly insect or two into my cichlid tank. they love em more then i would have imagined.
 

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so crazy NdN. they do eat spiders? I say cichlids can eat many types of insects because when you think about it, in the wild, they eat any insects they can find anyways.
 
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