Sterba’s Cory Cat
Corydoras sterbai

Care Level

Low

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

Less than 2

Minimum Tank Size

10

Color

Black, Tan, Yellow

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Slightly Acidic (6.5-7.5 pH), Soft Water Hardness (3-5 dKH), and 68-76 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: The Sterbai Cory Catfish (Corydoras sterbai) is a peaceful, social catfish from Brazil. The Sterbai Corydoras is a facultative air-breather, meaning it comes to the surface to breathe during naturally anoxic (without oxygen) periods that stagnant bodies of water sometimes undergo. Members of the Corydoras scientific genus are relatively hardy, and tend to be very social with other species of Cory Catfish.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Slightly Acidic (6.5-7.5 pH), Soft Water Hardness (3-5 dKH)

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Brine Shrimp, Blackworms, Spirulina, Daphnia, Algae Wafer, Boiled Cucumber

Dimorphism: The Sterbai Cory Catfish (Corydoras sterbai) female will take on a more gravid appearance when ready to reproduce.

Compatibility: Members of the Corydoras scientific genus are typically compatible with other Corydoras, Tetra, Danio, Rasbora, Hatchetfish, Pencilfish, and other small community-based species.