Not true. Icthys on mobile still are not attacked by anything in the ocean(unless u attack it). I tested it while taming a lv 80 mosa. Swam right next to it before I attacked. I still think icthys are the best underwater tame. Their fast, they have rider weaponry, and r perfect for taming plesiosaurs and mosas. Tamed easily, as they swim right up to u. They eat dodo kibble, and if u have 3-5 kibble, u can easily get one fast. (-like if this helps😁)
Basically your must-have first water mount. Outspeeds anything in the water, is ignored by all land predators, and is immune to attacks by the sea scorpions. Without this little guy, I never would have had any chance to brave Ark’s depths. Trying to tame anything else first is usually ridiculously hard. (Except for amphibious creatures that work well on both land and water.) Triple thumbs up.
Once I tamed one of these and named it itchy. Itchy got his name from when I don’t mount him he always twitches around like his whole body got infested by fleas. Once I played with my friend and we were traveling to dodo island when a random sarco came out of nowhere and started biting my friend. I ordered my trike (Tina) to get rid of that thing. But Tina fell into the water and attracted megalodons. We didn’t have any cargo on that raft so we abandoned it immediately and I jumped onto Itchy and he was insane fast and swam away before the megolodons could react. Sadly for my friend and Tina that they died and my friend lost all his gear because he did not have one of these. Itchy was a real life saver for me. A good starter mount for starters.