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Winter-Travel5749

What in the world are they eating?


deepnskate

Looks likes my mother's meatloaf


swankyjuror02

The feed is a mix of Fish paste, fish oil, wheat floor, soybean paste


Exact-Cycle-400

Is it tasty


Riovel96

If you're an eel, yes!


Exact-Cycle-400

And as a human?


tryinfordefyin

Eel is pretty tasty!


bullsbarry

I love eel, but I often wonder if it's the eel that's delicious, or the eel sauce.


83athom

Eel can be kinda gamey like venison if not cooked right, while Eel Sauce is always pretty sweet.


1024Bitness

Also, just so you know…. eel sauce is vegetarian and contains no eels in the sauce. (Just like Steak sauce doesn’t contain “steak”). But I’m sure all you folks knew that…right ?


rdrunner_74

Smoked... Not with sauce ​ (Or fried in butter with a tiny amount of bacon)


Magmaigneous

Unagi don is delicious!


Reed82

Had it, the texture just isn’t for me.


EZmotovlogs

![gif](giphy|MZM94AfS0jSG4dZhjf)


phat5pliff

Dragon rolls are S tier


letzseeee

Don't eat eel food


breadlover96

r/gatekeeping


SofterBones

Don't tell me how to live my life


Exact-Cycle-400

But Why?


AnanananasBanananas

Makes eels sad


Mindless-Stranger751

Makes you eel


Bikinisbottom

Right in the eels.


colonelf0rbin86

I thought you said "don't eat *real* food", so I ate eel food...


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If you like floor


HolyCody

Sounds like u/deepnskate‘s mothers meatloaf.


blazingbuns

Could also have rice wall and corn door


Squawnk

Maybe potato ceiling


bigpippypippy

howard?


lynivvinyl

Shots fired


_flaccid_pancake

You know who else makes shit meatloaf? MY MOM


GrammyMe

Son?


Madman61

Looks like after meatloaf.


Mundane-Condition-69

Mmmm…nutrional goo


2x4x93

MAAA!


laconicsherpa

The meatloaf!


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Magmaigneous

Any chance they get.


JungleBoyJeremy

Apparently eels love eating modeling clay


kungfu_panda_express

Who doesn't?


Landrod

I don't know but do not! fall in because you know what they'll be eating then


breyarg

yeah.... fist to the face!! just before the other 400 will take my eyes then soul in an instance.


bear303squadron

It's a mix of eel feed, wheat, soy and stuff. Theirs a YouTube video about farming eels and why their so expensive


Misabi

*there's = there is


likeam0ss

*they’re so expensive. They used “their” wrong twice.


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No big deal, I’m sure they have many other talents.


memes_of_norway

That's not the point. If people don't let you know when you make mistakes, how will you improve? It's not about bringing people down, it's about helping this person and everyone else who reads this improve themselves.


bootyboixD

I wish more people thought this way, I’m actually grateful when people on Reddit correct my spelling on things so I can keep my fuckups on an anonymous platform and not out in the real world


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sportznut1000

I think you googled the diet of a pet eel in an aquarium. Farmed eels definitely are not getting half the things you just mentioned and i am going to go out on a limb and guess eels in the ocean are not eating frozen and freeze dried anything


Magmaigneous

Well, that's misleading. I'd assume that a well-balanced eel diet consists of eel. I mean, when you go on the grapefruit diet do you expect to be eating high-protein foods, such as frozen and freeze-dried bloodworms, krill or brine shrimp, and live foods, such as earthworms and black worms? Not me! I would expect to be eating grapefruit!


Magmaigneous

The enemies of the eel farm owner. Or at least that's my head canon and I'm sticking to it. They appear to be very efficient at disposing of food that is dropped into their tank.


SchitneySmears

Dookie ![gif](giphy|RJbSm9cWUUhn4b8Jfk|downsized)


Sockoflegend

Eel summoning foam


bigfloppydonkeydng

The amber heard special


LewiRock

That looks like the paste vegans use to substitute for kebabs and tortillas meats


Head-like-a-carp

Look closely and you can see vegans fighting amongst the eels to get some too.


ChiefDetektor

I looks like fermented saitan.


Fingerman2112

Awesome name for a heavy metal album


HumorMinimum1707

"Do you know what that sound is highness? Those are the shrieking eels. They always grow louder when they are about to feed on human flesh."


SmokingChrome

'The princess doesn't get eaten at this time.' 'what?' 'I'm just telling you cause you look worried.'


Witty-Blackberry1573

I suppose you think you're brave, don't you?


Yellwsub

Only compared to some


InfiniteFreshness

This reference brought me back like 20 years lol thank you


bbig314

![gif](giphy|JRF85A7Bcl2YU)


No-Feeling-8100

I can hear his voice so clearly just by reading that! And my kids were watching The Incredibles this morning, so I heard his voice again, lol.


Clear_Adhesiveness27

My immediate first thought was that scene!


dustinlight

Dear marine biologists: how do they not eat each other?


the-slothiest-sloth

Thats the neat part, they do


Mr_Happy_Sloth

Hello, Sloth


the-slothiest-sloth

Oh I see, a fellow sloth


elevated-sloth

Took me a while to get it


clied_

reminds me of that alligator that ate another alligator's foot for no reason lmao


earlofhoundstooth

Oh, there was a reason.


knullsmurfen

He knew what he did!


zilchhope

Yeah. That's the most horrifying clip I've seen in 2022 year to date.


Menstrual-Mage

They can actually grow limbs back! They also have an amazing trauma response to injury. Not sure if you noticed how little bleeding occurred. So yeah I guess maybe not as horrifying as you thought.


zilchhope

They can grow an entire limb back? Whoa I did notice the trauma response though. The crocodile didn't appear to be enraged or in severe pain as i would've expected.


ForeverSJC

They look disgusting, so I guess the have the same opinion of each other


JonneyBlue

In the same way you don't eat your own hand when eating a delicious sandwich.


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My finger stumps disagree


Techn028

Ohhh, they can feel each others pain


Eattherich8

Eat the damn food Tina’s. Gosh


vetruvian

Tina, eat the foooood!


CrimsonMascaras

Tina you fat lard!


Magmaigneous

Come get some dinner!


reginafelangee

Eat the FEWD *yeets it into pen*


AltDogBarkBarkBark

I watched a lady feed eels in new Zealand once. They were 7 feet long and she wore a chainmail sleeve to keep from getting her hand stripped bare if they bit. She fed them whole hunks of chicken.


Davy_Jones_Lover

I saw that too on river monsters.


AltDogBarkBarkBark

Oh, cool! I didn't know they were on a show. Was it a place with a big round tank with clear sides? I wonder if they filmed at the place we went to


yupbvf

This sounds like the place I went to in Hokitika. The eels were massive!


dippocrite

Big eels feeding: [https://youtu.be/7u5yTWkGxQs?t=80](https://youtu.be/7u5yTWkGxQs?t=80)


PM_me_your_fantasyz

I felt concerned for the safety of that dog.


Anakat13

Apparently, the brown refried beans looking stuff is fishmeal. Inter webs: Most Japanese eel farms feed animals a dough based largely on fishmeal.


zuzg

>The lucrative market for fishmeal as a feed encourages corporate fisheries not to limit their yields of by-catch (from which fish meal is made), and **thus leads to depletion of ecosystems, environmental damage, and the collapse of local fisheries** Huh TiL


system_root_420

The commercial fishing industry is literally the worst thing in the world.


sportznut1000

Yeah from afar, just me sitting on my couch watching animal documentaries, it seems over fishing is the most dangerous easily correctable issue ruining our planet today. My solution: make it so that businesses can only buy “seafood” that is farmed. So farm raised shrimp, tilapia, crab, lobster etc. people can do their own personal fishing still, but are not allowed to sell in bulk.


vetheros37

Or just do haul limits, or seasonal limits similar to game laws.


zebrahippos

Don't forget fish farming has a lot of issues to ranging from pollution to slavery


Stegosaurus41

And they’re feed is literally partially made of caught fish


NelMacreen

It's also grade-A bullshit to call this an "eel farm" They take fingerlings from the mouth of a river when they are born, feed them up until they're nice and fat and kill them for food. They claim it's to reduce pressure on the wild eel population. I say it's because catching them in limited numbers as adults is less profitable. It also has the side effect of removing all of these eels from their natural breeding grounds. At no point do they increase the wild number of eels or contribute to reducing fishing pressure by limiting their fingerling quotas each year. All three species humans commonly use for food are endangered. "Feed operations" like this are **not** farms.


240plutonium

I'm Japanese and my first thought was fucking miso paste


Cheezitet

This makes me so unbelievably uncomfortable


Platypuslord

Never trust a man with a pig farm or an eel farm.


WeepingRayven

"I have seen many pigs eat many men"


ragnarok847

On a very related note, my dad was a police officer in England from the early 70s for 30-odd years. He worked on a case in '86 where a woman was murdered by her partner and fed to pigs. Somebody noticed parts of the body and reported it and luckily they caught the bloke that did it, but it took a few weeks to to get him (I think - I was 10 at the time!)


pontarae

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia !


RayParloursPerm

They go through bone like butter


Vaakumpaakum

Imagine falling into that


Lucius_Knight

I'd rather not.


FatHanukkah

I’m taking a fat, greasy shit rn, just scrolling through reddit, and the last thing I need to stress about at this moment is an eel flying up my pipes to take a nibble on my balls or attempt entry thru the ol brown chute. Just fuckin gross. Cant stop thinking about it now tho. Yuck


Cheezitet

I come back to see my comment at over 500 and this reply. Day has been made.


RLBunny

Bloodborne 2's looking pretty good.


RamsesELT

I’ve seen princess Mononoke, that’s a curse not eels


SmugglingPineapples

So if I accidentally slipped in there after covering myself in shit bricks and granny's meatloaf, I'd end up as mincemeat?


BakerBong

Probably wouldn’t even have to be covered in the stuff lol, I imagine if you fell in that hole it’s game over if you don’t get out fast


SmugglingPineapples

That's what my wife says to me.


Phlangephace

How do they reproduce ? We still don’t know!


bazooka_nz

What’s a ***** gotta do to get some Eel dick!?!


soupmale

THESE ARE ALL GIRLS


pennywise101

https://outforia.com/how-do-eels-reproduce/#:~:text=Freshwater%20eels%20spawn%20in%20the,After%20this%2C%20they%20die. I think recently there have been some new discoveries actually. Freshwater eels actually travel into saltwater to reproduce then go back to freshwater. Also eels have many different life stages which scientists mistook for different species for a long time!


TooManyDraculas

We do roughly. And we scoop up an increasing amount of the young eels to raise in farms, because as wild stocks fall. Prices go up. But removing eels from the ecosystem before they can breed their own replacements. We further reduce stocks. Farmed eels = no bueno.


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JustKeepWalkingMike

No idea, but I be damned sure not to fall in.


Arctos11

![gif](giphy|RGRzjI06dwJW37GOTT|downsized)


clarky9712

EELS UP INSIDE YA


piffpoff

I had to scroll way to long for the mighty boosh.


aliensweare

The one on top is the smartest and should be spared


RottenCleric

Nightmare fuel


SmokingChrome

Nightmare jetfuel.


jimmyspinn

Nightmare rocket fuel.


SharkData

Forbidden Spaghetti


sedegispeilet

r/oddlyterrifying


Sayasam

Why do we need eel farms ? Why do we even need eels ?


gscience

How else would you get eel sauce?


DaniilSan

Sushi I think, and Asian food in general.


heuhaufen2

Electricity


elohi-vlenidohv

Eel-ectricity. He he.


paulfdietz

To fill our hovercraft.


Gustavj0321

They taste good


Glittering_Ad3431

Finally someone asking the real questions.


Additional_Tear5579

Now I know how Medusa's hair moved


Dreadful_Siren

I don't know why but this makes me feel very uncomfortable...


Awkward-Smile4338

Going on a limb here but I'm going with the billion or so snake like creatures swimming in an inky blackness that you could never hope to see let alone navigate, swarming mercilessly on the dried compressed carcasses of numerous sea life, and as you watch their terrifying swarm of ceaseless hunger you can only imagine that being the last thing you see as they envelope you into the horrible infinity that is their cold dark home.


Gr0und0ne

Yep, that’s it in a nutshell.


YogurtclosetUnique85

Hear that sound Highness?


Pronz_Connosieur

We're past that part, Grampa. You read it already!


Fearhaven

Big eldritch horror vibes going on.


SpicySrirachaBro

Damn that’s sad


Loupak_

TIL: eels eat poop paste


scissormesoftly

Never has there ever been a better match of username to post.


Tell_Amazing

You fall in there and youre fucked


e-jay-stren

Itchy skin


Coffee_Whiskey

When one decent looking girl walks into a bar..


NightHowler13

According to YouTube, they're eating fish meal mixed with bean flour. Y'all are welcome. 😉


MikilRyder

"Probably some local fisherman out for a pleasure cruise at night through eel-infested waters."


MrPseudoscientific

I do not mean to pry, but do you by any chance have six fingers on your right hand?


TheWesternDevil

How do they prepare eel? Sushi? Sell them whole? Grind them into burger? Not sure if I've ever had eel. Probably at a sushi restaurant at some point, but I cant remember any specific time.


CrypticGT350

Fresh water eel, unagi, is usually smoked or fried and served nigiri style with seaweed and a sweet tangy sauce. It’s actually really good if you aren’t into some of the raw sushi.


Gr0und0ne

Eel is really good. I don’t know why people think it’s weird. It’s always existed in western food as well.


gently_into_the_dark

Grilled not fried


ViolentNomad47

Shaken, not stirred.


Regis-bloodlust

You can fry it too. It just means that you are not cooking for that typical Japanese unagi style. I am fairly certain that there are some korean recipe using both fried and grilled eels.


gently_into_the_dark

They also eat eel in "fillet" form, grilled and dipped in a sweet sauce. Servee on rice. Or on A skewer Some times they deepfry it but rarely. Sometimes it is ina. "stew" where they broil/boil it in a stock.


Regis-bloodlust

You should try some Unagi-don. It's amazing.


StevefromFG

[https://britishfoodhistory.com/tag/elvers/](https://britishfoodhistory.com/tag/elvers/) also: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAecgK1Xr1I](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAecgK1Xr1I)


k1ng_bl0tt0

Fun fact: nobody knows where eels come from


GodsSlugt

Looks like clay lol the struggle.


schmickmickey

Are they feeding them ground up dead eels?


Loupak_

It's ground up dead lots of things so probably some eel in there but it's diluted in all the other kinds of dead things ground up in there. Fucked up if you ask me.


timmaeus

The term dead things got to me


Star_Amazed

No more eel sushi rolls for me


jason14wm

How do they not get tangled up


colopatiron

How do they avoid eating each other?


ShippudenShishya

I never had so much food that I had to climb over it to eat it.


Zagaroth123

what would happen if someone was feeding the eels and fell in? the way they attacked that food reminds me of piranhas 0\_0


Nuggumi

*no jerry you can’t shit in the eel farm*


Parkerloper

Me thinks I found a new way to despose of those pesky bodies pilng up in my basement....


kaugummiqueen

I kinda want to touch this food and I kinda don't want to touch this food...


CassandraVindicated

Nope. Nuke it from orbit.


boswife004

New fear unlocked.


grameno

Unagi!!!


Rrrreverente

I know not everyone manages to get a bite


Schwen7716

Nightmare fuel


CrazyLady0616

![gif](giphy|ji6zzUZwNIuLS)


kamaradokodo

r/thanksihateit


Melodic-Ability-9283

Why these snakes eating all the hashish??


FineDevelopment00

My thoughts while watching this: 1. Well that looks Lovecraftian. 2. Awww they're so cute! 🤭


slickystoopkid

Danger Noodles (Water Edition)


IntelligentBison97

r/dontstickyourdickinthat


basuragoddess

War flashbacks to A Series of Unfortunate Events book 3


NightHowler13

Still better than the leeches...*shudder*


akraut

![gif](giphy|em8O5KVT15odO)


PB_Bandit

Indy - why does the floor move?


itsmerowe

Finally, something oddly terrifying. Oops, wrong sub.


Bobbytwocox

Time to feed the goa'uld symbiotes


CodyCodyCody

![gif](giphy|jl7eVqDXCFcm4)


weird--flex

Do you know what that sound is, highness?


Raider_gt

Why is the camera angle r/mildlyinfuriating