Yeah they dont turn red until closer to maturity. The last male I had was 2 1/2 inches in body before he got much color. Then just like that, boom, practically overnight he was bright red all over. Females can also get bright red, usually when they are ready to breed. There are a few different sub species that are usually lumped together as the same thing by LFSs, all of which go about coloring up in slightly different ways. They can also turn back if they arent happy.
Definitely not a Jewell cichlid, it's for sure a baby Firemouth cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) the dark spot located on gill plate is a dead give away also the red line located on the dorsal fin combined with the spot on the gill plate. Here's a clear picture of baby Firemouth cichlids...
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