Catfish Ancistrus (pleco)

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  1. woz

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    this is what he label said.. i know there are many iterations of the Ancistrus fam.
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    does anyone have one that looks like this little guy>?
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    there is definitely a clear white border around the tailfin tho...very difficult to photograph

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    There are a few bristlenose species that pop up now and again with those colours, although in some the white borders do fade. I recall that they might have been listed as Ancistrus cf. dolichopterus - so not actually A. dolichopterus, but a species pretty similar to it. I had two pairs recently, but shared the "standard" Ancistrus requirements and growth rates.
     
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    The standard tank bred Ancistrus is not too fussy re water chemistry.
    But if some of these "fancy" Ancistrus are wild caught, the probably prefer softer water with a low ph.
     
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    The colours from my experience are quite difficult to judge when they are younger as they change daily.... at least with mine they do depending on the substrate , water temp and thier mood. But on average mine all look like yours.
     
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    My breeding female. Can anyone confirm that this is a common Ansistrus and what is the species / sub species name.20181027_092659.jpg
     
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    All "common" ones are called Ancistrus cf cirrhosus. "cf" means looking alike. There are more black and more brown types.
    These fish are the result of crossbreeding of several species (which they do quite easy) and actually don't live in the wild. So all "common" ones are tankbred and pretty easy to keep.

    When young (as in the first pics) they are quite spotted. They get darker when maturing.





    The yellow one is actually one too but a xanthistic form (linebred) . Oops the dark one I expect to be a wildcaught one (I adopted it)






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    Ancistrus cf cirrhosus female

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