It may a little, but he will be lost in that tank for years and years. Sorry dude, if you want a large rhom you gotta buy it large or wait for years. For your little dude you are looking at 5 years to reach 8-9". I could be wrong and welcome a different oppinion but they grow sssllloooowwww. I believe my 10 inch rhom is atleast 10 years old.
I am in wisconsin but I did not get them at a lfs, I got them from an individual. I have only seen reds, spilos, rhoms (small ones), and medinei. you can get them shipped to you if you are in a legal state from a lot of different people.