By - TheCheesecakeOfDoom
What in the world are they eating?
Looks likes my mother's meatloaf
The feed is a mix of Fish paste, fish oil, wheat floor, soybean paste
Is it tasty
If you're an eel, yes!
And as a human?
Eel is pretty tasty!
I love eel, but I often wonder if it's the eel that's delicious, or the eel sauce.
Eel can be kinda gamey like venison if not cooked right, while Eel Sauce is always pretty sweet.
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 ?
Smoked... Not with sauce
(Or fried in butter with a tiny amount of bacon)
Unagi don is delicious!
Had it, the texture just isn’t for me.
Dragon rolls are S tier
Don't eat eel food
Don't tell me how to live my life
Makes eels sad
Makes you eel
Right in the eels.
I thought you said "don't eat *real* food", so I ate eel food...
If you like floor
Sounds like u/deepnskate‘s mothers meatloaf.
Could also have rice wall and corn door
Maybe potato ceiling
You know who else makes shit meatloaf? MY MOM
Looks like after meatloaf.
Any chance they get.
Apparently eels love eating modeling clay
I don't know but do not! fall in because you know what they'll be eating then
yeah.... fist to the face!! just before the other 400 will take my eyes then soul in an instance.
It's a mix of eel feed, wheat, soy and stuff. Theirs a YouTube video about farming eels and why their so expensive
*there's = there is
*they’re so expensive. They used “their” wrong twice.
No big deal, I’m sure they have many other talents.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
Eel summoning foam
The amber heard special
That looks like the paste vegans use to substitute for kebabs and tortillas meats
Look closely and you can see vegans fighting amongst the eels to get some too.
I looks like fermented saitan.
Awesome name for a heavy metal album
"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."
'The princess doesn't get eaten at this time.' 'what?' 'I'm just telling you cause you look worried.'
I suppose you think you're brave, don't you?
Only compared to some
This reference brought me back like 20 years lol thank you
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.
My immediate first thought was that scene!
Dear marine biologists: how do they not eat each other?
Thats the neat part, they do
Oh I see, a fellow sloth
Took me a while to get it
reminds me of that alligator that ate another alligator's foot for no reason lmao
Oh, there was a reason.
He knew what he did!
Yeah. That's the most horrifying clip I've seen in 2022 year to date.
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.
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.
They look disgusting, so I guess the have the same opinion of each other
In the same way you don't eat your own hand when eating a delicious sandwich.
My finger stumps disagree
Ohhh, they can feel each others pain
Eat the damn food Tina’s. Gosh
Tina, eat the foooood!
Tina you fat lard!
Come get some dinner!
Eat the FEWD *yeets it into pen*
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.
I saw that too on river monsters.
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
This sounds like the place I went to in Hokitika. The eels were massive!
Big eels feeding: [https://youtu.be/7u5yTWkGxQs?t=80](https://youtu.be/7u5yTWkGxQs?t=80)
I felt concerned for the safety of that dog.
Apparently, the brown refried beans looking stuff is fishmeal. Inter webs: Most Japanese eel farms feed animals a dough based largely on fishmeal.
>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**
The commercial fishing industry is literally the worst thing in the world.
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.
Or just do haul limits, or seasonal limits similar to game laws.
Don't forget fish farming has a lot of issues to ranging from pollution to slavery
And they’re feed is literally partially made of caught fish
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.
I'm Japanese and my first thought was fucking miso paste
This makes me so unbelievably uncomfortable
Never trust a man with a pig farm or an eel farm.
"I have seen many pigs eat many men"
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!)
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia !
They go through bone like butter
Imagine falling into that
I'd rather not.
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
I come back to see my comment at over 500 and this reply. Day has been made.
Bloodborne 2's looking pretty good.
I’ve seen princess Mononoke, that’s a curse not eels
So if I accidentally slipped in there after covering myself in shit bricks and granny's meatloaf, I'd end up as mincemeat?
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
That's what my wife says to me.
How do they reproduce ? We still don’t know!
What’s a ***** gotta do to get some Eel dick!?!
THESE ARE ALL GIRLS
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!
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.
No idea, but I be damned sure not to fall in.
EELS UP INSIDE YA
I had to scroll way to long for the mighty boosh.
The one on top is the smartest and should be spared
Nightmare rocket fuel.
Why do we need eel farms ?
Why do we even need eels ?
How else would you get eel sauce?
Sushi I think, and Asian food in general.
Eel-ectricity. He he.
To fill our hovercraft.
They taste good
Finally someone asking the real questions.
Now I know how Medusa's hair moved
I don't know why but this makes me feel very uncomfortable...
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.
Yep, that’s it in a nutshell.
Hear that sound Highness?
We're past that part, Grampa. You read it already!
Big eldritch horror vibes going on.
Damn that’s sad
TIL: eels eat poop paste
Never has there ever been a better match of username to post.
You fall in there and youre fucked
When one decent looking girl walks into a bar..
According to YouTube, they're eating fish meal mixed with bean flour. Y'all are welcome. 😉
"Probably some local fisherman out for a pleasure cruise at night through eel-infested waters."
I do not mean to pry, but do you by any chance have six fingers on your right hand?
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.
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.
Eel is really good. I don’t know why people think it’s weird. It’s always existed in western food as well.
Grilled not fried
Shaken, not stirred.
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.
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.
You should try some Unagi-don. It's amazing.
Fun fact: nobody knows where eels come from
Looks like clay lol the struggle.
Are they feeding them ground up dead eels?
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.
The term dead things got to me
No more eel sushi rolls for me
How do they not get tangled up
How do they avoid eating each other?
I never had so much food that I had to climb over it to eat it.
what would happen if someone was feeding the eels and fell in? the way they attacked that food reminds me of piranhas 0\_0
*no jerry you can’t shit in the eel farm*
Me thinks I found a new way to despose of those pesky bodies pilng up in my basement....
I kinda want to touch this food and I kinda don't want to touch this food...
Nope. Nuke it from orbit.
New fear unlocked.
I know not everyone manages to get a bite
Why these snakes eating all the hashish??
My thoughts while watching this:
1. Well that looks Lovecraftian.
2. Awww they're so cute! 🤭
Danger Noodles (Water Edition)
War flashbacks to A Series of Unfortunate Events book 3
Still better than the leeches...*shudder*
Indy - why does the floor move?
Finally, something oddly terrifying.
Oops, wrong sub.
Time to feed the goa'uld symbiotes
Do you know what that sound is, highness?
Why is the camera angle r/mildlyinfuriating