Sterbai Cory | Juvenile | Mixed Gender

350.004,800.00 /Pack

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  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 gal (38 L) – A 10-gallon tank is sufficient to hold the small school this species requires to be comfortable.
  • Substrate Type: Any
  • Lighting Needs: Moderate – normal lighting
  • Temperature: 73° – 79° F (23° – 26° C)
  • Range ph: 6.0 – 7.6
  • Hardness Range: 0 – 15 dKH
  • Brackish: No
  • Water Movement: Moderate
  • Water Region: Bottom

Sterbai Cory Or Sterba’s corydorasis a member of the South American Corydoras genus of freshwater aquarium catfish and one of the most popular species of Corydoras due to its attractive markings. The fish is native to the Guaporé River region between Bolivia and Brazil. Sterba’s cory is distinguishable from other Corydoras species as it has white spots on a black background on its head. Like many Corydoras species, Sterba’s corydoras is a shoaling catfish, and thus should ideally be kept in groups of 5 or more. In the wild it can be found in Brazil and thus, wild caught fish prefer soft, acidic water. However, Sterba’s corydoras is a hardy fish and tank bred specimens have adapted to a wider range of water conditions. However, like almost all fish it will not tolerate high levels of nitrates. Unlike some other catfish they are not good algae eaters, but are good at “cleaning up” leftover food and detritus from the substrate.

Scientific Name: Corydoras sterbai

Adult Size of fish – inches: growing to a maximum size of only 2–2.6 inches (5.1–6.6 cm).

Lifespan: 10 – 15 years. If Kept in required Conditions.

Aquarium Hardiness: Soft

Aquarist Experience Level: Intermediate