Sterbai Cory: A Beginner-Friendly Catfish


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The Sterbai Cory is a fascinating fish species that has captured the hearts of many fish keepers around the world. Here are some interesting facts about the Sterbai Cory that you might find intriguing:

  • The Sterbai Cory is a small catfish species that can grow up to 2.5 inches in length. It has a stout body and a flattened head, which gives it a unique appearance.
  • This catfish species is native to South America, specifically in the upper Rio Guaporé basin in Brazil. They are usually found in slow-moving and shallow waters with sandy or muddy substrates.
  • The Sterbai Cory was named after Dr. Günther Sterba, an Austrian ichthyologist who discovered the species in 1962. The scientific name for the Sterbai Cory is Corydoras Sterbai.
  • Corydoras catfish are known for their ease of care, and the Sterbai Cory is no exception. They are a hardy species and can tolerate a wide range of water conditions. However, it is essential to keep the water clean and well-oxygenated to ensure their optimal health.
  • Sterbai Corys are peaceful and social fish, and they thrive in groups of four to six individuals. It is recommended to keep them in a large community aquarium of 25 gallons or more.
  • In their natural habitat, Sterbai Corys feed on small insects, crustaceans, and plant matter. In captivity, they will readily accept a varied diet that includes high-quality sinking pellets, frozen or live foods, and vegetable matter.
  • Sterbai Corys are not known for their breeding in captivity, but it is not impossible to breed them. The breeding process requires a separate breeding tank, a male, and a female Sterbai Cory. The female will lay eggs on a clean surface, and the male will fertilize them. The eggs will hatch in a few days, and the fry will need to be fed small amounts of food several times a day.
  • Finally, it is essential to note that the Sterbai Cory is a peaceful and non-aggressive fish that can coexist with other peaceful community fish species. However, avoid keeping them with large or aggressive fish that might harm them.

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