What do fish eat ARK?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

Fish in ARK have a varied diet, with different species having different preferences and feeding habits. While some fish are herbivorous and primarily consume plant matter, others are carnivorous and feed on smaller aquatic creatures. In the case of Coelacanths, they are known to be opportunistic feeders, meaning they eat whatever prey is available to them.

Coelacanths, being quite large in size, will typically target smaller organisms that they can overpower. This includes small fish, crustaceans, and other invertebrates that inhabit the waters they inhabit. They have been observed consuming baby water snakes as well, taking advantage of any opportunity to feed on weaker or more vulnerable creatures.

In addition to animal prey, Coelacanths may also consume plant matter to some extent. While they are not primarily herbivorous, they may ingest algae, small aquatic plants, or any other vegetation that they come across while foraging for food. This can provide them with some additional nutrients and variety in their diet.

It is worth noting that due to the limited intelligence of Coelacanths, they are not suitable for taming or domestication. Unlike some other aquatic creatures in ARK, such as dolphins or Megalodons, Coelacanths do not possess the cognitive abilities necessary for training or forming any kind of bond with humans. They remain wild and untamed, solely focused on their survival and feeding instincts.

For coastal or water-dwelling tribes in ARK, Coelacanths can serve as a viable source of meat. Their large size makes them a substantial food source, providing sustenance for the tribe members. However, it is important to note that hunting Coelacanths can be challenging due to their ability to swim quickly and their preference for staying in deep waters. Skilled fishermen or tribes with suitable equipment and strategies will have a better chance of successfully catching and harvesting Coelacanths.

To summarize, Coelacanths in ARK are opportunistic feeders, consuming smaller aquatic creatures such as fish and invertebrates, as well as potentially including baby water snakes and plant matter in their diet. While they cannot be tamed, they can provide a valuable source of meat for coastal or water-dwelling tribes, albeit with some difficulty in hunting them.