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They are not the same kind of pleco, as the body shapes are different, the spots on the first one are much larger than the second one & the first one has much darker black body, as where the second sometimes has light patches like in the pic.
If I can get a pic of the top of them I will post it. The first one isn't a Hypancistrus contradens as mine is too small, but I thought that too before I saw what size they grow too. The breeder I got them from, the breeding adults where same size as mine now at under 3 inches.