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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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What fish are good community fish? There is no absolute answer to this, but in general a community tank should contain only species that will tolerate each others behaviour, are approximately the same size, eat the same foods, and accept the same water conditions. Hardy tank bred fish that have adapted somewhat to local water conditions, and have no special dietary requirements usually make good candidates


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