Identify Ancistrus species

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Identify Ancistrus species

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Hello, I recently bought a couple of ancistrus, can you confirm the species for me please?
I thought about Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus. They measure approximately 12cm (4.7").

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Does anyone know the species ?
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They do resemble A. cf. cirrhosus, but there are a number of species that look similar. Do you know if these are captive bred or wild caught?

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I got them from an individual who bought them himself in a pet store (I don't know if they are wild or not). What photos would you need to determine the species?
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Hi

I don't see why this should not be considered a common Ancistrus sp. (cf. or aff. cirrhosus). There is nothing I can spot on the photos which would lead me towards another ID.
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Ok thanks.
They are piebald variety or not ?
What is the difference between cf and aff ?
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kiwidu21 wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:13 amThey are piebald variety or not ?
No, not piebald. Normal.
kiwidu21 wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:13 amWhat is the difference between cf and aff ?
"cf." is interpreted as "conferred as." It means that although we believe a fish is not a perfect match to a known species, we expect it is the same species.

"aff." is interpreted as "affinity to," meaning there is a definite similarity between a fish and a known species, but we still believe it is probably not the same species.

I may be off slightly as I paraphrase these, but I think it's generally accurate.

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Thanks
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