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Sterbai Cory

Discussion in 'Catfish' started by Auratus, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. Auratus

    Auratus Why am I browsing a fish forum at 2am?

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    Common name: Sterba, Sterbai Cory, Sterba's Cory

    Scientific name: Corydoras Sterbai

    Origin: Brazil, South America

    Family: Callichthyidae

    Maximum size: 3 inches

    Minimum tank size: 15 Gallons

    Care: Sterbais enjoy heavily planted tanks with a fine, smooth substrate. These fish are very active and can often be seen wandering the bottom areas of the tank during the day. Provide a few hiding places with rocks or groups of plants. These cories prefer a ph of around 6.8. House with any other peaceful community fish; tetras, gourami, danios, otos, female bettas.

    Feeding: Cucumber, flakes, algae wafers, bloodworms, and various other vegetables.

    Sexing: Unknown

    Breeding: The male will clamp the barbells of the female during the fertilization of eggs. The female attaches the eggs to a leaf or smooth surface. The eggs will hatch in 3-5 days and the fry can be fed micro worms.

    Comment: This fish can be a bit pricey but as breeding is becoming more common the price is slowly going down. The price of this cory has gone down by almost 50% in the last year. This is a great catfish and worth the few extra bucks.

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  2. pinkdolphin_113

    pinkdolphin_113 Sinclair Aquatic Systems

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    here are my little cuties :shifty:

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    Straydum Marine Fever

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    3 of the 4 of mine. The other is a loner and never "hangs out" with the other guys!! :p

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