Geophagus?

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Looks like it could be a surinamensis, altifrons or tapajos.

I think I'd lean towards the Tapajos just because of the darker dot. Where'd you get it and what did they call it?
 
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It will be more possible to ID the Geophagus Cichlid with more color and size.
Agree
Its very difficult to ID many of the Amazonian Geo's, when small because distinguishing features haven't developed enough to become obvious.
Some have a band thru the eye, at least you can eliminate those
Below a G sp "Tapajos" at about 4", and in a tank with dark enough substrate to not induce it to wash out.
Here is G altifrons (at least it was sold as such) at about 10"-12"
Its even hard to discern some Geophagine of a different genera when small
Below are Acarichthys heckelli at 2"
quite different when its 10"
Below G iporuguesus
 
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Looks like it could be a surinamensis, altifrons or tapajos.

I think I'd lean towards the Tapajos just because of the darker dot. Where'd you get it and what did they call it?
There are no true surinamensis in trade. You wouldn’t likely randomly stumble across true surinamensis.

The surinamensis complex geos all have dark midlateral spots with the exception of altifrons who sometimes have a tiny or absent midlateral spot, so without also being able to see the bars, absense/presence of a cheek marking, and tail pattern, it’s nearly impossible to identify them at this size.

Grow the fish out more and repost it once the tail pattern and bars are showing.
 
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