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Corydoras sterbai
Sterba's Cory
Knaack, 1962

Corydoras sterbai - Sterba
A fine looking Corydoras
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(Other members of the genus Corydoras)

ADULT SIZE: 8 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 20-25 C

FOOD: Feed Corydoras sterbai small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Brazil, Bolivia

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AQUARIUM CARE: This is one of the most popular catfish species seen in the aquarium hobby. Like all Cory's, C. sterbai should be kept in a small shoal of at least six individuals. Although most specimens seen in the aquarium trade are hardy captive bred fish, a clean tank with well oxygenated water is essential. Special attention should be paid to the substrate. Dirty gravel will have a detrimental affect, often leading to infections of the barbels. A typical tank set-up should include bog wood, and maybe leaf-litter over a sand or fine gravel bottom.

C. sterbai is a good community fish with peaceful species of a similar size. Avoid aggressive bottom dwellers.

BREEDING: An easily spawned species, with eggs laid on the tank glass. Spawning can often be induced with a large water change of cooler water.

Have you bred Corydoras sterbai? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Corydoras sterbai breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Give your fish a treat! Flaked fish foods are excellent nutritionally, but most fish really enjoy tucking into live, or frozen live foods. Insect larvae such as bloodworms can be collected in summertime from your water barrel, but it is also very worthwhile to attempt to culture Daphnia or white worms for a free food source absolutely relished by aquarium fish. Frozen bloodworm are almost as good and are widely available, though freeze dried live foods tend not to go down as well. See more on feeding fish


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