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I was gonna say jewel because of the spot, but I think a couple others have them. Certainly possible. I wish I could say for sure, but someone else will probably come tell you soon. lol My knowledge on cichlids is a tad low...so I can't tell apart a few species like the ones I named.
 

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Idk, just a thought. Cuz it doesnt look full jewel but doesnt look full green terror. What about dempsey jewel mix? Im not the best with large cichlids.
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Jewels are from Africa where as most other softer water Cichlids are New World.

How long are the cichlids in question? If they are Jewels they tend to be hyper aggressive and get about 4 inches long.
 

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The closest I can find to those are Jack Dempsey's. Youngsters do have spots like that, as do females and are less colorful. Males will grow out of the spots, usually, and get in more color. It's also likely they weren't that well cared for, but their shape, colors and markings all look Dempsey to me. Especially that dorsal fin and the face shape, as well as the colors, though yours seem to be a bit dull at the moment, or possibly young or female.

http://www.hartz.com/Assets/Hartz/img/fish/large/C11.jpg

Extremely faded red or turquoise jewels are a possible as well, but they seem too big for that.
 
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