Sterbai Corydoras - Corydoras Sterbai
Updated August 6, 2019
Author: Mike - FishLore Admin
The Sterbai Corydoras (Corydoras Sterbai) is also commonly called the Sterbai Cory. It has white spots on a dark body and is a very popular species in the hobby. They do well in tanks with softer substrates like sand or smooth pebbles.
Keep them in with similarly size peaceful species and keep them in groups of 5 or more.
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Sterbai Corydoras Care
Scientific Name : Corydoras Sterbai
Common Names : Sterbai Corydoras, Sterbai Cory
Care Level : Easy
Size : Up to 2.7 inches (6.8 cm)
Water Parameters : pH 6 - 8 | Temperature : 70°F - 77°F (21°C - 25°C) | Water Hardness : 2° to 25° dH
Lifespan : 3 to 4 years
Origin / Habitat : South America: central Brazil and Bolivia
Temperament / Behavior : Peaceful small schooling catfish
Breeding : Non guarder, brood hider. They will not tend the eggs.
Aquarium Size : 20 gallons (75 liters), keep them in schools
Tank Mates : Similar sized fish, peaceful species.
Fish Disease : Freshwater Fish Disease
Food : They feed on small crustaceans, worms and plant matter in the wild. They will go after sinking algae wafers, shrimp pellets, a good flake food or micro pellet food. Make sure they are getting enough to eat if they are being kept with more aggressive eaters like tetras.
Tank Region : bottom region, among the plants and in caves
Gender : When looking at them from the top of the tank, females will be thicker, wider.
Photo Credit : Matthew Mannell
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One of the coolest little freshwater tropical fish you can keep. We're biased though since it's one of our all time favorite species.
A smaller pleco that needs driftwood and veggies in it's diet.
Gets to about 2.3 inches and likes to be kept in schools.