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Corydoras loxozonus

Basic information

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Corydoras loxozonus comes from Rio Orinoco and it’s tributaries so it likes the temperature on the warm side.

It has a sand-colored body with a slanting line on the upper part of the back, that continues in to the dorsal fin. The line can be broken and apparently missing (Corydoras sp. C083 lacks it).



Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1983



ID Group


  • Corydoras sp. C082 (C82)
  • Corydoras sp. C083 (C83)


      No CW-number given


      No known synonyms

Local Names

  • Dirty Bandit Cory (English)


Refers to the slanting line/belt on the back (loxos=slanting; zona=belt)

Type Locality

Meta, Lomalinda near Río Ariari, trib. to Río Guaviare, southeast of Villavicencio, Colombia.

Drainage system

Collection Sites

  • Río Ariari, Meta, Colombia

Detailed Map

Approximate map position.

Basic ID

Similar to Corydoras axelrodi, Corydoras sp. C057 and Corydoras sp. C003. Corydoras sp. C082 and Corydoras sp. C083 might be this species as well.


Looking at the fish from above, the female is widest at the center of the body, while the male is widest just behind the pectoral fins.
When they are well fed or in breeding condition the female is always plumper, also seen from the side.

Males are normally smaller and have longer pectoral fins than females. Their pelvic (ventral) fins are more pointed.
Females are normally larger, have rounded pectoral fin. Their pelvic (ventral) fins are rounded to form a pouch for the eggs when spawning.

Standard length


4 cm / 1.6 in


5 cm / 2 in

Husbandry / Keeping



Group Size

  • Small (4-6)
  • Medium (7-10)



Ease of Keeping


Approx. max. Age

5 years


See explanations

See Spawning logs:
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Has been Spawned


Bred by Me

Yes, successfully


Relatively Easy

Egg Size

Not known


Recommended Tank Parameters

Min. tank size

50 liters / 13 gal

Min.  tank length

50 cm / 20 in

Tank Setup

  • Leafy Plants
  • Mosses
  • Sponge Filter
  • Power head: Low flow
  • Caves / Hiding places
  • Roots
  • Dried Leaves

Recommended water parameters

Temperature Range

24 - 28°C / 75.2 - 82°F

pH Range

5 - 7.5

TDS Range

20 - 500 ppm

kH Range

20 - 300 ppm

dH Range

40 - 500 ppm

Water Parameters

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