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How is this fish called? Here in Mauritius it is known as "berri" and I've always wondered how it is called in English.
 

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Hmm, tough one. It looks a little like a Red Devil to me, but I'm not sure.
 

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deff looks like it has devil in it....hybrid maybe?
 
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So it's a red devil?

By the way do you know where I got him? Well that fish is a lucky one see. I got it from a place called Water Park. There were ponds full of that sort of fish there. That day they decided to get rid of those fish and believe me there were so many! Well, just think how they got rid of it.

They removed all the water AND let them die to death! There were so many who were struggling in the mud. When I was going back home, we asked the employees there if we could take some. Then that's how I got it. I took about 5, but the other died and I was left with this one. Lucky fish!

Well believe me or not, this is how I got it. Those fish are in abundance in Mauritius, that's why they got rid of it.
 

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What a story! You tried your best, so well done. I don't know about cichlids, but I love pics so I came to have a look, thanks for sharing!!

EDIT: from this link (not the best...) it states the fish's posh name is Lethrinus mahsena whatever that is lol. Seems like it is just the berri fish...
 
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I still don't know how it's called in English though!
 

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See my edited above post, or an obsolete name is the yellow tailed emperor, now the SKY EMPEROR...
 
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No lol this is the saltwater berri fish that one in the picture is the freshwater one. Well thanks for your time though. I appreciate that you even went to this Mauritian site to search for it.
 

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Okay on the web berri fish are saltwater but this one is a freshwater. I don't know why it's called berri though but many people call that berri here.... Well, it's just a name they gave to it.... If anyone knows what fish it is please tell.
 

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I don't have a lot of time right now, but it looks like a Madagascar species to me.
I will try and help out later when I have the chance.


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DaroRs said:
Okay on the web berri fish are saltwater but this one is a freshwater. I don't know why it's called berri though but many people call that berri here.... Well, it's just a name they gave to it.... If anyone knows what fish it is please tell.
so is this a fresh water or salt water fish LOL ...(it dont take much to confuse me thats for sure )
 
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That one is a FRESHWATER FISH. I told that I don't know why they called this berri which is a saltwater fish on the web. It's just a name local people call this fish, that's all! Lol shawnie

EDIT: If you look closely at the right, there's a red parrot cichlid. This is a proof that it's a freshwater tank
 
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Okay my LFS told me that those so called "beri" in Mauritius are in fact red tilapia! Now I want to know, how much are they in America if they are sold there?
 
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