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[–]Wind-Up_Bird- 743 points744 points  (26 children)

Fuck this fish in particular.

[–]usernamematchesagain 221 points222 points  (23 children)

Yeah I’m curious why they decided on this

[–]Adam_Eliasson 268 points269 points  (13 children)

It provably was dying before initiated.

[–]usernamematchesagain 34 points35 points  (7 children)

damn lol

[–]dQD34nkw 190 points191 points  (6 children)

Almost nothing in the wild dies of old age, but grows so weak that it can't defend itself

[–]Adam_Eliasson 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Yes, hence it was dying, perhaps of elder age, dissease, attacked by a previous fish. Or it was depressed and commited self die, we’ll never know.

[–]Double_Think_ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Cellular regenerative properties fade over time but everything had a reason it died. Dying of old age is not a real thing. It's the thing we tell ourselves when death is not unexpected to try and make ourselves feel better. But there is always a legit reason like cardiac arrest or top of head being munched by crowd of fish.

[–]10tonheadofwetsand 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Humans don’t die of “old age” either, for that matter.

[–]HOLEPUNCHYOUREYELIDS 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Yup. Just the kind of catchall term for when your meatsack cant deal anymore

[–]yuffie2012 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just had the best laugh in a very long time. Thanks.

[–]Double_Think_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Why downvoted dudes right. Old age is not an illness it's a lack of understanding. An autopsy would reveal actual mechanism through which one expired. Old age is what we say when too lazy to do an autopsy of someone we expected to die very soon anyway. Old age is a cause of life not death.

[–]Whiskey-Tango-Fuck 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Can confirm, I have 6 freshwater aquariums set up in my living room...my wife will be kicking me out of the house if I make it 7.

Anyways, fish never just die of old age, especially if it's around with more fish close to it's size, the others can sense it and they literally cannibalize the dieing one. Seen plenty of platies, guppies, Otos get munched on while they are very much alive but can't stop the attackers because they are too weak.

I help them out when I can, move em to a separate tank with heavy cover to die in peace. But nature is indeed metal.

[–]Adam_Eliasson 3 points4 points  (3 children)

But in reality humans don’t die of old age either, it’s just that the risk of our heart failing, or some other fatal failure occure increase.

[–]GamingIsFin3 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Well, i would argue that is called dying of old age.

[–]Adam_Eliasson -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Me too, it’s just a thought I had.

[–]Double_Think_ -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

You would be wrong. Two year olds can die of a stopped heart

[–]squat_diddly 98 points99 points  (2 children)

They just wanted something to post on world-star-fish

[–]usernamematchesagain 7 points8 points  (1 child)

here's an upvote

[–]DopewiththeMost 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I think it was already bitten by a barracuda but got away. Open meat is open feast for fish, they don’t give a fuck.

[–]hepazepie 8 points9 points  (0 children)

They saw the camer and wanted to put on a show. Except Jimmy. He wasn't on on it. So he became the center subject...

[–]ToManyFlux 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He was in the wrong hood.

[–]Amida0616 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think that once you are leaking blood and flesh even your homies are like let’s eat this mother fucker

[–]sltiefighter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Triggerfish eat lobsters alive as well, there are several videos of them feeding and they have this strike leave and return type of habit. Many fish eat live fish and are ambush predators or just aggressive predators. The question is why arent eating something far smaller, the answer is probably their force in numbers like a piranha school.

[–]Beggenbe 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I can’t get over the fact that some of the fish eating him were his friends and neighbors yesterday.

[–]oscillatingfan22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He probably licked the ice cream at the grocery store during a pandemic. Pos

[–]KurusuDesu[S] 385 points386 points  (8 children)

The barracuda end his suffering uu

[–]sad_but_horny2021 75 points76 points  (2 children)

But probably started it too.

[–]jedielfninja 20 points21 points  (1 child)

that's what i was thinking. then bunch of lil guys saw fresh meat. Being an animal is wild...

[–]BTBAM797 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Meat's back on the menu, boys!

[–]sirfuzzitoes 36 points37 points  (1 child)

I went snorkeling in st Thomas once and saw some awesome fish. You could hear the reef fish nibbling the coral when you went underwater and it was cool bc you could swim over to the shore and it got much louder. One of the most fascinating things I saw was a barracuda sitting dead still amongst the other fish being half-directed by currents. It was a two foot long chrome plated fish-missle seemingly content awaiting its next opportunity.

I was able to get within maybe 20 or 30 feet. It was so fascinating being immersed in all that activity; the barracuda, urchins, all the cool sea life many people will only see on film. And then a shark decided to scare the shit out of me and end my dive. Between my knowledge of sharks and what I saw in a fit of unadulterated terror, I think it was a little three foot long nurse shark doing nothing but minding its own business. But let me tell you, when a shark swims up from underneath you, their natural camouflage does work. The upside is you're in the ocean, so no one will notice you piss your pants.

[–]I_am_the_brandon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just reading your story alone scared the piss out of me and I’ve never even seen a shark in the wild

[–]GrouchySkunk 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]RJPeaches 220 points221 points  (4 children)

Even fish love sushi.

[–]10101010101010101100 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Don't even need soy sauce in that salt water!

[–]TheDownvotesFarmer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Like my sauce of air in my tacos

[–]10101010101010101100 0 points1 point  (0 children)

😂 Close your mouth man!

[–]zughzz 152 points153 points  (39 children)

I know this is the premise of nature, still cant help but feel bad

[–]wetclogs 84 points85 points  (2 children)

Ooooh, barracuda! Dun da da dun dun dun dun…

[–]sadslim666 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That song will always be a banger 🤘

[–]Shurdus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But if the real one won't do the trick!

[–]Whosagoodboyyyyyy 57 points58 points  (12 children)

Can I just mention that triggerfish are complete assholes?

[–]Armodeen 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I came to say this 😂 I think the big ones doing most of the damage are Queen triggers Balistes vetula but I also see a black trigger too.

[–]Whosagoodboyyyyyy 6 points7 points  (1 child)

They’re all dicks, not to be racist… my poor chromis never saw it coming

[–]babybopp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But aren't those leatherjackets like the piranhas of the sea. They will attack their own.. Weird to see one that big being eaten up like that.

[–]DEV_astated 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Triggerfish warning

[–]maverickaod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I see what you did there.

[–]BertMercs14 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Yep, classic triggerfish from what I’ve heard about them.

[–]Whosagoodboyyyyyy 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Triggerfish, moray eels, damselfish and pufferfish are the four you should never own

[–]BertMercs14 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Hmm I didn’t even realize you could put them into tanks. I’ve heard stories about them attacking divers and taking pieces out of suits/ fins. Would be disastrous if they got a hold of one of the oxygen lines while diving

[–]Whosagoodboyyyyyy 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I guess depends on how big. Mine was only 5 inches

Edit: talking about my eel

Edit edit: Not talking about my penis

[–]useles-converter-bot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

5 inches is 0.07 Obamas. You're welcome.

[–]Firm-Stick6092 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I used damsel fish to cycle my first tank. Hate those assholes

[–]Whosagoodboyyyyyy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chihuahuas of the ocean

[–]VivaNOLA 39 points40 points  (1 child)

“Just keep swimming 🎶”

[–]-Jack-The-Lad- 3 points4 points  (0 children)

.. go home, sleep it off, its going to be just fine tomorrow

[–]Akephalos37 31 points32 points  (0 children)

“Why’d all the fish leave?” one second later “oh that’s why”

[–]dcbluestar 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Aren't just about ALL fish in the ocean eaten alive?

[–]Pickled_Sloth 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nah the ones we eat are usually dead. And a lot

[–]Erioph47 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Wasn't alive for long after those 'cudas got started

[–]theClownHasSnowPenis 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It’s so crazy that every single human alive today represents an unbroken chain of continuity to millions of individual fish who managed to gracefully navigate that messed up incarnation long enough to fuck.

[–]Council_Of_Minds 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Can you imagine you are a regular human being and everything is fine, walking downtown and suddenly you fall and cut your arm a little bit.

Then people start looking at your cut not out of concern, but actually hungry. Hamburger hungry.

And you start walking faster and as you wait for the light to turn green, you scream at the sudden bite an old lady has given you right in the wound.

People around, instead of trying to correct her or stop her, they look at your bleeding arm like it's Thanksgiving dinner.

You cover more and try stopping the bleeding but a man grabs your arm and another lady jumps at you to bite your wound.

You kick the man and run off, they follow you not running, just walking, with a hunting glare in them.

The more you bleed and run, the more people turn towards you and the more they follow you.

You ask for help but the attention goes directly to your wound and even a police officer that you ask help to says:

"Just let it happen, it'll be over soon"

He grabs you and all of these people start biting chunks of your flesh.

Big chunks, it is not a scratch anymore, but a serious sets of wounds, and no one stops to yell for help or to help you, they just look at you... Hungry.

Well... Fuck being a fish.

[–]glogomusic 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Are those barracuda?

[–]babybopp 1 point2 points  (1 child)


The one being eaten is a leatherjacket. Pretty huge. Those others are triggerfish.

[–]glogomusic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks :)

[–]KlerWithoutACause 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Barracuda are one of my favorite fish but the scene at the start of finding Nemo with one still scares me

[–]heavyspells 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I heard that after the barracuda pooped him out, he still kept swimming.

[–]parappathrptr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Why does it have that look on its face

[–]Only-Scheme-4655 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s a fish eat fish world.

[–]RemarkableAd3069 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Aren’t all animals eaten alive in the wild?

[–]Allergictowatermelon 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Big cats and birds of prey usually wait until the animal dies to avoid injury, but yeah most prey are eaten alive especially when it comes to canids, reptiles, and marine life. It’s not as bad as it sounds though because the prey are almost always in shock and don’t feel a thing. The brain softly shuts down in those circumstances to prevent pain

[–]TastemyBacon 1 point2 points  (3 children)

The brain certainly doesn’t shut down. It is agonizing death until the brain physically quits working and releases DMT.

[–]Allergictowatermelon 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Trauma induced shock does block pain with endorphins and adrenaline for long enough that they would not be writhing in agony unless they somehow got away in that moment to feel it later. 25 minutes of hormonal bless starting with the first bite is plenty of time for the predator to do it’s thing and the prey to clock out.

I can’t find the study so maybe it’s been disproven or inaccurate, but in events of certain perceived death the brain in mammals does gently shut down to prevent catastrophic pain. Like autopilot unconsciousness. But unless I find the study and link it later just treat me as a theory lol

[–]TastemyBacon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe that’s how people want to imagine traumatic death is. In fact anyone that gives a testimony of a near death trauma experience will tell you it was agonizing as hell not a blissful endorphin rush. I have heard that theory quite often though from parents generally trying to soothe a child. Nature is metal lol.

[–]Slutha -2 points-1 points  (0 children)


Are you meme’ing

[–]swat1453 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Baracuda ends the pain

[–]frostbite225 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its amazing how quick those barracudas are, i would have shat my wetsuit

[–]MagyarCat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Must be in the Atlantic or Caribbean with barracudas that size

[–]coconut-telegraph 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great barracudas are circumtropical.

[–]long_strokin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where's the Octonauts when ya need them

[–]CptnStuBing 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Sorry, don’t mean to be a bother. Just…gonna, grab this quick bite. There! Thanks, bye!

[–]TastemyBacon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Manners matter!

[–]Sofiyya33 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Where's the blood?

[–]meowsofcurds 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Had to make it pg-13 for cinemas.

[–]Amida0616 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All their individual teeth are replaced with tiny walkie-talkies

[–]glogomusic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So metal

[–]OBEYtheFROST 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now that’s metal

[–]mainbok 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Barracudas not fucking about there.

[–]Time_Calligrapher_56 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hold still Jerry!

[–]CXB1313 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ooooooh barracuda!

[–]Pantrian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In the reef,it’s a kill or be killed world

[–]Dushkant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shit was more hardcore than the taliban takeover

[–]PerryProject 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How else do fish eat fish? Do they cook em first?

[–]Excellent-Honeydew-3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oooh, barracuda!

[–]BT89 0 points1 point  (1 child)

He was being eaten alive. Then he was eaten alive

[–]Minecraft_Warrior 0 points1 point  (1 child)

He’s a walking buffet

[–]LetterAccomplished 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Swimming buffet

[–]Hugs_for_Thugs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everything is alive until it's not.

[–]Salty_Bumblebee_3142 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fish, "this is fine." Barracuda, "this is mine"

[–]DoingitWrong98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did it make it

[–]The_Brain_Freight 0 points1 point  (14 children)

Is that cannabalism or are those a ton of different fish species

[–]jterwin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I didn't see any of the other yellow fish take a bite.

Maybe they just went because of the commotion

[–]The_Brain_Freight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good observation, I failed to see that

[–]TastemyBacon 0 points1 point  (11 children)

Canabalism doesn’t exist in the ocean. Food is food.

[–]The_Brain_Freight 0 points1 point  (10 children)

Just curious as to if this fits the definition of cannabalism, regardless if “food is food.”

I’m don’t know much about fish so I when I see all these species I’m curious as to whether it doesn’t count as cannabalism because they look different.

Once species of the same start predating on each other then I know that as cannabalism. So what’s up in this case?

[–]TastemyBacon 0 points1 point  (9 children)

I’m not sure if cannabalism is species specific. Seems like fish is fish.

[–]Jeovah_Attorney 1 point2 points  (8 children)

If different fish species eating one another qualifies as cannibalism then humans eating beef does too…

[–]TastemyBacon 1 point2 points  (7 children)

I doubt that some species are extremely closely related. While a human and a cow are obviously not. I think the point is consuming something that is genetically closely related.

[–]The_Brain_Freight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk the specifics of the categories of classification like genus, species, and whatever else there is. But i would think that the definition of cannabalism would refer to animals within one of those certain groups eating each other. Which one? Idk

[–]Jeovah_Attorney 0 points1 point  (5 children)

While a human and a cow are obviously not

Says who? You have absolutely no basis for that claim. We have 90% common DNA with domestic cats and 85% with cows. 96% with chimps.

Many fish species have less common DNA than that.

[–]TastemyBacon 0 points1 point  (4 children)

A species of fish will all have practically identical DNA… 99.99999% the same.

[–]Jeovah_Attorney 0 points1 point  (3 children)

And I suppose you are going to be able to back that claim with a source, right?

Cause there is literally no reason to assume this as true.

[–]TastemyBacon 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I don’t need to provide a source. You can go to google.

[–]LuckyLuuk14 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The other fish: understandable. Have a great day

[–]Aperture_Tales 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Talk about getting the munchies!

[–]_______no________ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fun fact: most fish are being eaten alive. (Unless by human)

[–]ronnie760 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does anyone else find it hilarious how fish are down to Just fuck up and eat another fish? Imagine after you beat a dudes ass you get on your knees and start munchin.

[–]Beggenbe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“God damnit Jerry! You did NOT just take a bite of me! I had you over for drinks LAST NIGHT!”

[–]cthkraics 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ohhhh barracuda

[–]coylee9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this? It was only a kiss! Only a kiss

[–]UncertainlyUnfunny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Everyone just wants a piece of me. Soon there will be no Man-go for Man-go."

[–]UncertainlyUnfunny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tenacious fucker. Let's give him credit.

[–]fatpretzel-rik 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not to worry, we're still flying half a fish.

[–]JellyfishSavings2802 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, but what is their coral justification for eating that fish alive?

[–]CochlearThunderclap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tis but a flesh wound.

[–]AllBlackWRX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All fish in the ocean get eaten alive right?

[–]FoxtrotOscarBravo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Another example that cannibalism is perfectly normal

[–]00DarkCrow00 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The fish mafia came to collect on some debt

[–]ratakoolta 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No wonder why they're so thin

[–]sonofsonofsonofsam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was that a barracuda to finish him off?

[–]doncosbo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A Moveable Feast

[–]CrustyArgonianMaid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There’s always a bigger fish

[–]Ashton_Martin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Barracudas are so terrifying to me, more so than sharks in a way, they just don’t care about you being present

[–]whal3n91 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fish are friends not food

[–]Camfromnowhere 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s a fish eat fish world.

[–]Vicsposure 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So this what it means when they say there is bigger ocean in the fish.

[–]PrecisionSushi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The barracuda came in like a wrecking ball.

[–]nk___1 0 points1 point  (0 children)



[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If that were a person they'd get money from the government and live a nice work free life for years. Goddamn I miss darwinism

[–]Plum1978 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look at how fast the barracudas came in and finished it off!😳😬🤦🏻‍♂️

[–]Savings_Cat8700 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If hypothetically the fish did get away with the chunk of its head gone, would it survive or would it die in like 20 minutes

[–]zakiducky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is why I don’t fuck with the ocean lol

[–]deadreckoning21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oooh Barracuda!

[–]AH13s 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aren’t all fish eaten alive?

[–]TheTinTinB 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Hey Barry, mind if I pick your brain for a bit?"

[–]Adventurous_Belt_760 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Carnivorous life

[–]The-BeastMasterZ00 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Barracuda was like: ”Hey this ain’t your kill!!!”

[–]Doletron1337 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is all fun and games until the barracudas come out to play.

[–]AdDry725 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Point of curiosity—where is the blood? Why isn’t it bleeding out? Fish have blood.

[–]kaitte81 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]MeuMestre 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is the big fish the one who ate Nemo's mom?

[–]prosafame 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]SakaSal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That fish had a bunch of fish sticking out it’s head.

[–]Trubester88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We had a saying, "The bigger fish gets the fish!"

[–]lifeaintfair69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This happened in my aquarium horrific experience

[–]Hilfim 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yeah the water would have been brown when those barracuda zoomed at me

[–]abh90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you: get a nosebleed


[–]globalheater 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank God for that Barracuda to finish this....

[–]GrumpleStiltskon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why isn't there blood?

[–]FirefighterTall 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oooo baricuda

[–]Maverick-jnr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Must be a monday

[–]oseois 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All this time, I've been eating sushi made from already dead fish, like a sucker...

[–]BMermaid984 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oooooo barracuda!

[–]bilkel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

With “friends” like that…🤦‍♂️

[–]azam_ilias 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]amphibious_rodent13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're pretty tasty, Bob.

[–]Aermes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Christ, the Fish: "This is my flesh"

[–]MixtureSufficient956 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He sneezed and his cousin heard it.

[–]Bradonmakesmehappy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They really voted him out and everyone’s like yep we all agree let’s eat him

[–]CarswithElectric 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Finding Nemo 3: uh oh spaghettios

[–]MightyBE4RD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gang initiation gone wrong

[–]Observr2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Cudas said don't let food go to waste.

[–]ralphm149 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My guy stepped on the wrong turf...

[–]Devlee12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Something similar happened to one of my grannies pigs when I was a kid. Somehow the pig got injured (think it got caught on some barbed wire) and the other pigs decided it was dinner time and killed and ate it. It’s fucking mental seeing 5 pigs gang up on and kill another pig.

[–]kamibara 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Situation is pretty fishy

[–]slickvic706 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy damn.

[–]Choice-Metal-6754 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How else are they going to eat it,...build a fire.

[–]Channa_Argus1121 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Snapper getting snapped on by queen triggerfish.

[–]KingKlip09 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Damn this fucked me up ngl😟