Corydoras sterbai

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Callichthyidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 8 cm - 3"
Min. length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Orangefin Corydoras
Peaceful bottom dweller that should be kept in a school with other peaceful fishes in the other water layers.  A part of the bottom of the aquarium should be free and should be sandy because they like to search after food in it and their tender barbels are easily damaged. The aquarium can be planted, bit you should leave enough free swimming space.

You can feed them dry food and for a change live food such as waterflees and tubifex.

Breeding is not difficult.  Up to 50 eggs are laid and fertilized.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  After a week the eggs hatch and 2 days later they start to eat.  You can feed them the first days with very small dustfood such as paramecia and rotifers and a few days later with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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