Need help to identify my L-number

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Need help to identify my L-number

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Hi guys,
I'm Francesco, Italian, but I live in Belgium.
Congratulation for this very interesting forum!
I'd need your help to identify my last L-number about 4-5 cm long.
Please, see photo.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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Ancistrus dolichopterus. Glad you like the forum,

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Thank you Jools! I was not sure because I didn't well see the nine soft rays on the dorsal fin.

Please, could you (or other experts) confirm that juvenile in this second picture is an Ancistrus "honeycomb" (wabenmunster)? What is the difference between this species and Ancistrus sp. "Paraguay"?
Thanks for your help.
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Hi discusfra,

This is not Wabenmuster. Does it have a hint of green iridescence? If so, I'd say Ancistrus sp`Rio_Tocantins`. Ancistrus sp`Rio_Paraguay` has more of a tan-orange base color. Both rio Tocantins and rio Paraguay Ancistrus have irregular dark marks, dividing the lighter base color into odd shapes like Ys and Ls. Wabenmuster have almost perfect circles of pale color divided by dark boundaries.

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Hi Eric,
excellent explication, thank you very much.
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Hmm.. Can someone tell me if it is difficult to take care of such a species? They look cool, I think I'll buy myself some. I just recently got a new aquarium that was given to me for my birthday, so now I'm thinking about what kind of fish I'm going to buy. Since I don't know much about fish, I just surf the forums and look for beautiful fish. I liked this species a lot for their coloring, so they are my favorites at the moment. They remind me of starry sky and I'm sure they will be perfect for my new aquarium (which I mentioned just above). The thing is, I'm into astrology and numerology, so my friends made an aquarium in this style. They basically used numbers from https://www.zodiacsigns-horoscope.com/angel-numbers/angel-number-444-meaning/ to bring hidden meaning into the design. I hope my future fish will like this aquarium!
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Hi Bellaire,

Which species do you mean? There are a few discussed above. In general, the Ancistrus shown above are all easy to keep, but I've heard a few people have difficulty with A. dolichopterus. I'm not sure why; maybe they need acidic pH. I'm not familiar.

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