Corydoras loxozonus will grow up to 1.8 inches in length. They have the ability to tilt their eyes which looks like blinking. These fish are facultative air breathers, they have a highly vascularized intestine that facilitates uptake of atmospheric oxygen so they will often go to the surface for a gulp of air. Due to the ability for breathing atmospheric air, the aquarium should have a cover and the tank shouldn’t be filled to the top.
To keep this species in captivity, water pH should be between 6.0 and 8.0 and water temperature should range from 70º F and 75º F. The tank should have a sandy substrate, plants and hiding places. These fish can be kept in community aquariums and should be kept in groups.
Corydoras loxozonus are omnivorous. In the wild, they feed on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter. They will eat almost anything that sinks into the bottom of the tank, you can feed them dried, live and frozen foods.
The female holds 2-4 eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. After fertilization, the female swims to a suitable spot, where she attaches the very sticky eggs. The masked corydoras lays eggs in dense vegetation without adult protection. The pair repeats this process until about 100 eggs have been fertilized and attached.
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