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
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.
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.