When I was going to herbivore island I ran into two of these that were right next to each other. I only survived by staying next to the shore, they stay out in open water so doing this is safe. Make this higher for new players
These things can't eat your raft if you have stone foundation under it. I encountered this thing for the first time in the southwest part of The Island while going home with an allo trapped in my raft. I panicked but I just kept sailing. I thought I was gonna die cuz my raft was shaking as it kept chomping it. Luckily my raft didn't take any damage and I was able to shake him off when I got to shallow waters. It was a scary experience which led me to check out it's info here. As I was reading through comments here, I now realize how well built my raft was. Lol
In real life the leedsichthys was almost 100% a filter feeder. If we get an update saying it’s then tamable, there should me no way to force feed it and it can only eat by swimming with its mouth open.
I was in the middle of the open ocean the first time I encountered these. One started chomping on my raft as I was going to the Herbivore Island. I had no clue what it was so I just kept plowing through the water. In the end, I made it to the island and the Leedsichthys didn't destroy the raft entirely. I hopped in the water to get a look at it and it just sat there. They don't mind people, only boats.
If you sail into one's domain, it will become angered and unleash a mighty bite to devour your ship before swimming back to the abyss from whence it came. However these mighty lords of the sea will forgive trespassers if they throw a jar of honey into the sea for the great beast to devour, the mighty leviathans are too titanic and wilfull for even the greatest of sailers to bring to heel, however if ever one can find one and get to it the titanic fish will gift them with the succulent and delicious meat that lead to this noble species being hunted close to extinction. And if one is brave enough too sail a boat into the kingdom of the mighty albino alpha they will be able to grapple onto it's huge fin and partake the ancient ritual of Alpha leedsicthys surfing, as well as temporarily gaining an excellent platform for hunting the deadly megalodon! Fear these beasts of the deep but also revere them, for they embody the sea, they are both stunningly beautiful, and cruel and terrifying!