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10-31-2014 04:40 AM
fishhes
cats are fish

Petco has them at $9, and I've seen that price in other stores around town (midwest). I recently got lucky and picked up 3 down at Petsmart today that were mistakenly shipped to the store to fill an order for albino corys. I recognized them straight out, gold fins, white spots on black body. They didn't even have a tag for them so the guy just filled out the card for albinos and I got 3 sterbais for $10. I was pretty happy about that!

The only problem is that I now have only three sterbais in my tank and might need to spend the $9 a piece to fill out the rest of the team roster (I think 5 should do fine). I'm planning on stopping back at Petsmart tomorrow after their truck comes in to see if they have any other fortuitous delivery mistakes.
10-20-2014 11:59 PM
Betta132 My LFS has them for about $6.99 each, and they usually have inch-long ones.
10-20-2014 10:34 PM
naich
Highjacking this thread

Since were talking sterbai, what is everyone paying for these guys? Im interested to see what the price tags around the country are.
10-20-2014 03:50 PM
vanish Three year old thread, I wouldn't expect much.
10-19-2014 10:43 PM
newbieplanter
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Originally Posted by tuffgong View Post
The fry have grown out nicely. No deaths in the last two months. The count is holding steady at 7 with 3 albino and 4 normal Sterbai Corydoras. They are nice and plump and have great colors. They are very active in the 2.5g, but I will be moving them to something bigger very soon. I have some pics I will post in a bit, but for now here's a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpMaHwzxTcY
What do u do to get them to spawn?
05-26-2011 01:14 AM
tuffgong The fry have grown out nicely. No deaths in the last two months. The count is holding steady at 7 with 3 albino and 4 normal Sterbai Corydoras. They are nice and plump and have great colors. They are very active in the 2.5g, but I will be moving them to something bigger very soon. I have some pics I will post in a bit, but for now here's a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpMaHwzxTcY
05-20-2011 11:17 PM
tuffgong That is glossostigma.
05-20-2011 09:51 PM
NewDisign
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Originally Posted by tuffgong View Post
Pix as promised!


Sterbai Cory Fry. There are 4 in this shot. The albino fry is in the bottom right of the cup.





Dad(L) and Mom(R) a couple days after going into the 20L. You can really see the size difference between the genders in this shot.


One of my new Sterbai Corys relaxing on the Blxya in the QT Tank.


My lone panda cory fry in the Panda species 10G where he was born and raised without my help.


A better shot of the little guy.
On the 5th picture, I saw the plants that were on the lower and upper most right side of the picture.

What kind of plants are those? I really like how those look in your tank and also how I think they might look in my tank too.
04-27-2011 03:36 PM
tuffgong Congrats on your continued spawning! Here's a pic of my crude setup



I sometimes get fuzzy/fungus eggs and try to remove them as soon as possible. I hear you can use Methylene Blue but it's toxic for plants and your bio filter so I haven't used it yet. If I let the eggs stay where they were laid for a day or two I seem to get less fuzzy ones.
04-27-2011 04:48 AM
Nate McFin No worries Tuffgong. I can still use the help though!

The first batch of eggs turned fuzzy, but they were not finished there. I have quite a few eggs in the tank now. I have not done anything with them. If you could still post a pic that would be great. I have held off on getting any tank mates for these guys as they seem to be enjoying themselves.
Thanks,
Nate
04-27-2011 04:06 AM
tuffgong So these guys have been on cruise control for a while. All I do is feed grindals and change the water every 4-5 days. I did lose two more for some reason, but I have 7 left with 3 of them albino. They are a plump 1/2" long. I will try to get some updated pics soon, but here's a video in the meantime:

http://youtu.be/ERMmbhA9R-s
04-27-2011 04:02 AM
tuffgong
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Originally Posted by Nate McFin View Post
Any pics coming soon? I have a 40 breeder planted tank that has 6 Sterbai in there by themselves. (Well, a few pest snails as well) Today I found Sterbai eggs all over the glass. They have been in the tank for about 4 months. I feed Hikari sinking pellets, Emerald Entree frozen food, frozen brine shrimp, and new life flakes. My water is quite soft. Tank temp was recently lowered from 80 to 76. 50% water change per week at a slightly cooler temp. The eggs are new today so I guess I will have to see what happens to them ovewr the next few days.

Pics of your cup set up would be very helpful as I am not sure exactly what to do from here. I have a Rena Xp3 on the tank is the intake going to be a problem? Would a nylon stocking over the intake help? Any advice you may have would be great.

Thanks!
Nate
Nate, I apologize. I completely missed your post. I can get some pics up for you tomorrow, but it's probably too late. I hope all went well for you though!
04-16-2011 03:47 AM
Nate McFin Any pics coming soon? I have a 40 breeder planted tank that has 6 Sterbai in there by themselves. (Well, a few pest snails as well) Today I found Sterbai eggs all over the glass. They have been in the tank for about 4 months. I feed Hikari sinking pellets, Emerald Entree frozen food, frozen brine shrimp, and new life flakes. My water is quite soft. Tank temp was recently lowered from 80 to 76. 50% water change per week at a slightly cooler temp. The eggs are new today so I guess I will have to see what happens to them ovewr the next few days.

Pics of your cup set up would be very helpful as I am not sure exactly what to do from here. I have a Rena Xp3 on the tank is the intake going to be a problem? Would a nylon stocking over the intake help? Any advice you may have would be great.

Thanks!
Nate
03-24-2011 02:32 PM
tuffgong
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Originally Posted by koldsoup View Post
Really nice pics.

Your albinos look distinctly different from the common albinos. The transparent body looks awesome. I hope you get more in your future spawns.
Thanks! I have a couple more eggs waiting to hatch now.

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Originally Posted by lauraleellbp View Post
Fat little boogers!
Yes they are. Nice and round like babies should be.

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Originally Posted by KansasGuppyGuy View Post
The Sterbai albinos also have the normal gold pectoral fins of the regular Sterbai. That sets them apart as well from aeneus or paleatus albinos.
tuffgong, congrats on the spawn. Do you have a picture of how you are using the plastic cups to hatch? I'm just curious and having problems picturing how you have them setup. Your hatch rates sound like you are doing everything right. Hope you have many more spawnings.
Thanks! I will take some pictures of my setup and post them later on.
03-23-2011 02:09 AM
JamesHockey They are really see through!


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