I just remembered your reply to me back on 1/24, I looked it up, because I couldn't remember who said I could feed spiders to the goldfish.
Why did I remember this statement? Well, I was in the crawl space under the house today looking for something, and I saw a spider. A Brown Recluse spider, and I have history with these babies. Two years ago I was repairing a valve on our lawn irrigation system. I placed my hand into the underground valve box, and this spindly legged spider jumps on my hand, then to my knee, and then my shin, where he left two tiny puncture holes, and leaped into the bushes. Any way after 5 visits, and 8 weeks of long none healing process with the dermatologist, the soft flesh just would not heal, and whatever was eating it, was growing. The doctor was left with scraping it out to the bone.
I saw the spider today, and I know it wasn't really the same one, but maybe. I thought I saw a grin.
So the question is, could fish actually eat one of these spiders with a venomous bite? I would get some pleasure watching the spider torn apart by our maneater goldfish. I would not want them hurt.
I am not scared of spiders, but have a much greater respect for them now.
Thanks for your past reply.