I recently got rid off all my Africans and switched to South American. I am just doing a 100 gallon Geophagus tank. So far I have 7 Surinamensis and 3 Jurupari. I love them! They are doing great, and It is so nice to be able to watch a peaceful tank. Anyway I know that the surinamensis are very very rare, and often mistaken for another type. The pet store i got them from is family owned, and the manager is extremely knowledgeable and knows his stuff. He sold me the 7 as Surinamensis and said that they are very rare. From the research I have done they definitaly look like they are to me, but i thought I'd double check with you guys. heres some pics. Also, If you have any tips or information about this species I would love to know, so please do share the knowledge!