Always put a tracking device on your ichthy. I once had an ichthy called mini on mobile, mini was a good tame, she never failed when I needed her, she was the first way I got to herbivore island, she could take me to all the best hunting beaches, but then one day I thought 'hey mini's such a good tame let's see if I can go around the whole island on her' so I tried I was doing well, I'd already got from my home in the footpaw to the sandspit near the red obelisk, but then mini started to get hungry, I went and looked for food for her and found a moschops, but it didn't give me much meat so I decided to go after a gallimimus it escaped, but when I got back to where I left mini she was gone, no death message no gap in my tame list just gone, for months I searched that sandspit for mini, but to no avail, one day a year after I'd lost her I was running low on tame slots, I knew I had to unclaim her, even now when I visit that sandspit I think I see her but I never do. RIP Mini 🐬💗
I tamed one of these named Diana. She was super fast but kind of stupid: always getting stuck on something. Diana and I formed somewhat of a relationship as time went on. Our bond strengthened she was able to beach a shark for me to kill it. Diana soon became one of my best friends... but nothing lasts forever. As I was leading her back to base via SS Dodo, I noticed a large figure swimming rapidly towards us. Diana made the fatal mistake of not paying attention to her surroundings. I helplessly fire arrow after arrow at it, but it was so filled with rage that they had no affect. I had to watch as MY Diana was ripped to shreds by an oversized fish. That is why my base is now called Fort Diana in honor of the brave soul. Thank you for your time.
Well if you are on mobile and dinos of lvl. 30 rarely roam the island, just cook a Dodo Kibble (You get a pursuit named 'Fresh Breakfast') Just put a Dodo egg, some rokcarrots(You can mostly find them on small hills to big mountains, and to be specific, in jungle ferns and to be even more specific, they thrive near mammals). Then craft a cooking pot and put filled water skins, then add some mejoberries and some fiber. Also add cooked meat. Then light the fire. You get your Kibble. Go near that dolphin and feed it. It will get tamed in one or two kibbles (if it's under lvl.30)
This might sound really crazy, but this is probably the best water tame you can get on ark. Not at all good for attacking but it is great in terms of its speed and agro. First of all, these things are really fast so you can basically outrun any water dino, as well as get around the island fast if you are in a hurry. Second, nothing will agro on these guys as long as you are riding them (not sure about tuso tho). So it makes exploring underwater very safe and fun. Third, they are very easy, passive tames and have a relatively easy saddle to make. Hands down my best underwater tame unless you count the baryonyx. Quick tip tho: They eat a lot on the run so make sure you have plenty of fish meat for him