Identify Unknown Fish

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Can anyone identify this fish for me. I cannot find it anywhere.
 

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There were a couple in my book that are possibilities:

Apistogramma hippolytae or Empress Dwarf Cichlid

Nannacara aureocephalus or Golden-head Dwarf Cichlid

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thank you, i have 3 LFS by me and the one that sold it to me said it was a banded geophagus. There isn't one. The other 2 could not identify it. I am trying to figure out how big it will grow.
 

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The first one listed is stated to reach 6 cm, and the second one listed at 8 cm.

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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.

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Geophagus surinamensis
 

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It could be a very faded microgeophagus altisponus (Bolivian Ram)

It is deffinatly closely related to the geophagus', maybe a young specimen.
 

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it looks like a panda dwarf to me...see what you guys think

 

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looks like it but has to much color.
 

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Dino 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.

Dino
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's

Peace Out Callum!
 
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