If you are planning on doing anything involving water prepare to despise these flat horrors. They can out swim you. They can swarm you. They can act friendly and once you turn your back eat your tame. Beware.
I hate these guys. i was trying to tame an ichty and I got one but as soon as I got to shore a gang of about 4-6 high level mantas attacked my Ichty. my ichty was low level so it had low health so the mantas killed it. They damaged my raft quite a bit as well. I got revenge by killing all of them with my ascendant bow. I especially hate them because I also had an ascendant ichty saddle with my ichty and I couldn’t find the item cache that had it. I’d recommend you killing them with a powerful ranged weapon from out of the water because they are very agile and powerful and can easily kill you when you are underwater. Also forgot to mention,they also almost killed my trike that was waiting on shore.
Guys it says passive tame because you don't need to knock it out🤦♂️ anyways, whoever said they only eat angler gel after tamed is a liar. They eat meat too. This deathly pancake is a good tame. Here's how to tame it: 1. Find a manta (if you're on the island theres some near the little lake thing where you spawn)
It’s attacks are able to quickly shred through your armour, I have a theory that the manta may share coding with the Arthropleurea since they both can destroy armour and they both react to bug repellent similarly
Tame a kaprosuchos and swim to one of these bad boys and do it's alternate attack it will grab it in it's mouth. walk onto the shore where its safe and have another person feed it while in the gators mouth (if you unmount it drops it) it wont attack or die because it's technically not on the shore.