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Sterbai Cory 4cm


Size : 4cm

Sterba's corydoras (Corydoras sterbai) is 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. It is occasionally confused with Corydoras haraldschultzi; the difference is that the latter has a pattern of black dots on a white background on the head. 

  • Temperature:  23° - 26° C
  • pH:  6.0 - 7.6
  • Diet:  Omnivorous.  High-quality flake, pellet and wafer foods as well as frozen foods such as bloodworms and tubifex.
  • Social behavior:  Peaceful; requires a school of 6 or more to thrive.
  • Average adult size:  2 - 2.5 inches (5 - 6.4 cm)