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The Sterba's Cory, also known as Corydoras sterbai, is a peaceful and active bottom-dwelling fish that is popular among aquarium enthusiasts. These small and colorful fish have a distinct appearance that makes them stand out in any tank.


Sterba's Cory typically grow up to 2.5 inches (6.5 cm) in length and have a lifespan of around 5 years. They require a tank size of at least 20 gallons and thrive in groups of 6 or more.


With their peaceful temperament, Sterba's Cory can be housed with other non-aggressive fish species, making them great community fish. They are relatively easy to care for, with a care difficulty rating of Easy.


Sterba's Cory is known for their unique traits, including their black and white striped pattern and their long dorsal fin. Their diet consists of a variety of foods, including sinking pellets and live or frozen food.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.0 - 7.8
  • gH: 3 - 15
  • kH: 1 - 5
  • TDS: 100 - 400
  • Temperature: 72°F - 80°F (22°C - 27°C)


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Sterbai's Cory

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