Corydoras sterbai
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Corydoras sterbai

Common Names: Maze Cory
Sterba's Cory
Family: Callichthyidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; Brazil, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Schooling; A peaceful, schooling species. Should not be kept with large or agressive bottom dwellers.
Diet: Ominvore; These fish are omnivores, and will eat a wide variety of sinking foods. Flake foods are a good staple diet, as are sinking pellets/wafers. Live and frozen foods are relished.
Care: Feed sinking flakes or pellets at in the evening or at night. Although Corydoras sterbai is diurnal, feeding mostly occurs after dark. Use very fine gravel or sand and the barbels may be easily damaged by sharp substrate. A few hiding places are recommended as well as some broad leave plants.
6 - 7.2
21°C - 26°C
70°F - 79°F
2 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 6cm (2.4")
Female: 6.5cm (2.6")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Mature females are wider than mature males.
Breeding: This Corydoras has been bred numerous times in captivity, and may well be one of the easier species to breed. Spawning is accomplished in a similar fashion to the other cory cats. For best results, a tank of at least fifteen gallons should be set up for breeding. Provide live or artificial plants, and use a sponge filter on the tank as the fry will also be raised here. A trio of two males and a female can be used, or larger numbers (keeping about the same male/female ratio). The breeding tank te
Variants: Some individuals do not have the orange coloring on the pectoral fins that is commonly associated with the species. This is just the fish's individual coloring and not an indication of its gender or age.

Recently, albino and melanistic (abnormally dark) varieties have been developed. These are still quite rare in the hobby, and command a high price when available.
Comments: These cories are very desirable, due to their attractive patterning, and their bright orange pectoral fins. They make great community fish, and are very helpful in cleaning up any leftover foods.
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Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Not Specified
Tail: Not Specified
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