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Sterba's Cory (Corydoras sterbai)


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Common Name: Sterba's Cory
Proper Name: Corydoras sterbai
Category: Catfish
Temperature: 25 - 27 C
Temperament Peaceful
Maximum Size: 7.5 cm
 
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[CENTER][FONT="Arial"] This is indeed one of the most beautiful corys. With age, their yellow fins get more and more obvious. I love corys - and you'll find they are much more active on a black substrate! [/FONT][/CENTER]
 
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I have 9 of this cute little catfish.In nature they are in group of THOUSAND cory mates,so better keep more than 9.At my pH ~7.5 they spawning each time i add new little be colder water.Female hold 3-5eggs between anal fins and swim in searching safe place for eggs.
 
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I noticed one of the images has some plants that are baby tears... Are these species problematic with carpet grass or other plants, like the baby tears? I have some loaches and I can't keep any small plants like the above mentioned because of this... Nice site, thanks for the info!
 
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I have 4 of these, along with my 4 bronze/albino cories in a 26g. They're very pretty little catfish, and I hope to get a bigger tank some day so I can keep a real school of them! They're more active than my bronzes, and for a long time were less timid, but over time they must have picked up the bronzes' habit of hiding every time they see/feel movement in the room... Mine seem to spend less time rooting around on the substrate and more time nibbling over the plants and other decor (maybe because the bigger bronzes claimed the substrate). They swim to the mid levels of the tank more often as well. Love these little guys and wish I had room for more.
 
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I had 2 of these for about a month and they were never very active, so I went to the store and bought 3 more. 5 of these Corys if you want to see them active!! Very pretty fish! Active in large groups! Note: They are a fairly expensive cory :|
 
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Sterba's Corys have some of the nicest patterns with all their little spots. Corys are a great addition to any community tank. They blink their eyes and dart to the surface of the water for air on occasion. I have mine on sand and they are always busy at work sifting through the sand looking for tasty bits. Be sure to have some quiet spots in the tank where they can relax away from the action when they want.
 
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They are a bueatiful and interesting little fish. I had a little trouble finding these at the time, but I got one then went looking for more. I found another and got lucky. I had a pair. They did the usual T-boning and leaving eggs on the glass etc, but in a community tank it was just food. Then one day I thought I saw a small shape dart into the plants. What the proverbial was that? Ha! Baby corys. Now I have 10. All in their own tank now. I'll be giving these away the rate they're going.

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