Help Ate A Spider! What The? Is He Ok?

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HI FELLOW FISHLOREYS, I was feed my O's around a hour and a half ago and when i lifted the lip to my shade to feed a garden spider run out of a corner and fell in the water and as you would expect 1 of my O's ate it in a flash. I know in the wild its not uncommon for o's to include spiders as part of there diet, so i was not 2 worried but about 20mins to half an hour after this the O that ate the spider is floating sidewards leaning against the side of the tank and i cant get him to respond to me. This Oscar is my most attentavie and active out of the three if i call him over he comes i can pat and play games with him, For him not 2 come when i tap the lid has never happened. Im really worried as it has been nearly 2 hours and he just sits there. I dont know what 2 do i didnt think spiders could harm O's in any way.. PLEASE HELP!!! CAN ANYONE HELP HIM? IVE TRIED GOOGLE SEARCH AND I CANT FIND A THING, PLEASE!!!
 

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Here in the US, Garden Spiders aren't poisonous.

In Australia, are the garden spiders poisonous? What I'm thinking is that maybe he's having a reaction to venom. You could google the species of spider and look at possible side effects of bites.

Maybe that can help you with him.

Please give him a big oscar hug and let him know we all hope he feels better soon.
 

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Probably a reaction to the venom. Do you know what sort of spider it was? Even something like a Redback with reasonably mild venom is enough to kill an Oscar & as you would know Untamed, they are all over the place here. If it was something like a White-Tail then your Oscar is probably going to succumb & pretty quickly at that. White-Tails can kill a full grown horse in under 15mins.

I don't think there is really a whole lot you can do for him. The usual treatment of spider bites is to apply a torniquet, induce vomiting & get the bite victim medical attention. None of those things are possible with a fish unfortunately & there are very few vets that specialise in fish.

Oscars are tough buggers though so with some luck it will just make him sick for a little while. Here's hoping.
 
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Thanks Every1 He Is Moving A Lot Better This Morning Still Not Quite Right But A Big Improvement On Last Night Ill Just Monitior Him And See How He Goes Thanks Again
 

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Redbacks? and White tails ewwwwwwwwww You guys are gonna give me nightmares. I hope he continues to improve. There's not much you can do but watch and wait.

And thank for not posting pictures of the eight legged monsters.
 
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