Sterba's Cory Care Guide


Sterba’s Cory
(Corydoras sterbai)

Common names:
Sterba’s cory,
Size: 6.5cm
pH: 6.0-7.5
Tempº: 24ºC - 28ºC (75 F - 82 F)
Tank region: Bottom
Origin: Brazil
Gender: Females are larger – this is most noticeable from the top.
Notes: As with all corys, the Sterba’s cory enjoys company of it’s own kind. They should preferably be in groups of 6 or more, but this is not essential and they can do well in 3’s. They are totally peaceful, and are best kept over fine sand or gravel where they will not damage their delicate barbells. This species was named after Dr. Günther Sterba. They are much sought after and very desirable corys – with their spots and yellow fins on older individuals. To go along with their popularity rating, they are relatively expensive for corys. Corys love strong currents – and bubbles from airstones are favorites. They are very active when kept in proper conditions – and especially when kept over sand – they are not a disappointment! Sometimes you might notice them swimming to the surface for air.




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