These things, as said, are incredible! They are good both on land and in the water, they are recommended for almost all the caves and only need simple fish meat to tame. A youtuber named Schwallbe has an insanely good one ( 10000 + hp 300 - 400 + atk. ) They are powerful, spawn singularly allowing you to tame it without dealing with others, and have, on brutal, high levels and lots of good stats to accompany it! Get one soon. Also, they can be bolaed, meaning you don’t really have to worry about getting hit! They take 5 - 7 arrows on easy, and yes, that may go up to something like 25 - 45 on brutal, but if we’re being honest, it’s worth the hustle.
This dinosaur is a very intricate but interesting dinosaur to get. I did find it near the shore line as it had seen me and wanted to eat me. However I had 5 tranq arrows which you can get at lvl 21. I shot all 5 and he fell to the ground. Very good dinosaur to tame especially in the water. It beats anything in the water even with its stun strike. I recommend using this dino to fight. I have one named Juju. One like equals One love for Juju
⚠️This is what I do and this method may not work for everyone. ⚠️
I take a high-health take (think a turtle or something) that allows weapon use on the mount. Let the Baryonyx attack your tame while you shoot it with tranq arrows/darts. MAKE SURE THIS IS ON LAND! If you are in the water, the Bary WILL knock you off your mount and stun you. They will flee after enough hits but they'll be knocked out after fleeing for a little. Good luck survivors! (I used this method on a lvl. 100 female, I named her Lilypad).