ur right SA are hard to id at a young age but when they get bigger and more color they be easier i've seen one before when u do id tell us they look nice and if they r, a SA i would like one i love SA'sDino said:It is not an apisto.
Is there any type of darker spot on the side of the body, it is hard to tell from the picture.
The picture is a good one, don't get me wrong.
It is for sure a species from South America.
How long is the fish at the present time?
The problem with buying fish like that , is that a great many of the SA cichlids look very similar when they are younger and can only be identified once they start to show adult color.
I have my doubts it being a geophagus, due to the structure of the head above the eye and lack of an enlongated mouth.