Common name: Sterba’s Cory
Latin name: Corydoras sterbai
Maximum size: 6.5cm
Water chemistry: pH: 6.5 – 7.5; Hardness: Up to 20 dH, Temperature: 22 – 28 C
Origin: Rio Guapore, on the Bolivian/Brazilian border and the Rio Araguaia in central Brazil.
Diet: Will take good quality flakes, sinking pellets, algae wafers and occasionally frozen bloodworms.
Like all corys, C. sterbai should never be kept alone. The minimum number of C. sterbai that should be maintained is 4-6, though other similar Corydoras species can serve as suitable shoal-mates. Corydoras will appreciate some cover in the form of rocks or bogwood. Most Cory species occur across a range of habitats from flowing rivers to still waters, so water flow in the aquarium is not critical.