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Corydoras loxozonus, (Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1983

Origin: South-America, Colombia, Rio Ariari.

Etymology: Loxozonus refers to the shape of the black stripe on the body.

Synonyms:None.

First import:E. J. Hugghins, 1969

Description: Black mask accross the eyes. Black stripe over the side of the body extending into the caudal fin. Below the dorsal fin is a small black blotch, extending into the dorsal fin. Small spots on a silvery body form irregular lines. Caudal fin is also spotted, and there the spots form irregular vertical bars.

Care:A 80 cm tank with good filtration. Soft slighly acidic water and not too high temperatures. The darker the environment, the more melinated areas the fish show.

Temperature:19-23

Feeding:Like all corydoras.

Size:5.5 cm

pH: 6.0-7.0 Hardness: 2-12

Breeding: No reports available

Sexual dimorphism:Males are shorter and smaller than the females.

Prices:unk

Additional:Seldom available.

Picture references:

References:Lambourne, D. ((1995): Corydoras catfish, An Aquarist's Handbook. Blandford, London, UK.

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