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
Leedsicthy always spawn on your way to herbivore island or if your passing stonehenge. If you see them at Stonehenge kill with a pick because they are beached. It's so worth it. I've killed at least 4 0f them between herbivore island and Stonehenge and 1 alpha in 2 days with an icthy 200. The alpha fight was scary because he swam off and couldn't see him so I aggroed him with my raft and killed it in 2 bites then me in one.
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.