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Sterbai Corydoras

Imported

Small young fish 1-2cm currently 

Sterbai Cory (Corydoras Sterbai)

 Native Location: Bolivia and Brazil

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 6.5cm (2.6 inches)

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Breeding: Easy

Temperature Range: 24 – 28℃ (75 – 82℉)

Preferred pH Range: 6.0 – 7.6

Minimum Aquarium Size: 42L (11 gallons)

Potential Tankmates: Dwarf Cichlids, peaceful Catfish

Care Level: Intermediate

 Sterbas' make suitable occupants for many community tanks. They are a fantastic choice for beginner fishkeeping enthusiasts.

Sterbas' will do well on a varied diet and will scavenge through the substrate and eat most things they find. Often feasting at night with a love for live bloodworms, brine shrimp and white worms. They will also do well with frozen foods, flakes and granules. Try sinking catfish pellets. Known for being great community fish and working well with any likeminded fish. Avoid housing them with any large bottom-dwellers, they will harass and stress out Sterbas’.

All Corydoras are facultative air breathers, meaning they can breathe air if necessary. You can watch them dart to the surface for a gulp of air. So, if using floating plants, make sure it is not overdone. Like many other Catfish, they will rummage through the substrate in the never-ending hunt for scraps. Use fine gravel or sand to line the bottom of your aquarium, as rough edges could cause damage to their barbels. Provide dark and shady places with plenty of live vegetation, driftwood, caves and floating plants. But leave space on the aquarium floor so they can travel around freely.

 Sterbas’ Corys have dark bodies with covered in white spots. Females are larger and plumper in the belly, where males are slender. If you have a school with a ratio of three males to every female, there is a high chance they will not need your help in reproducing. As part of the courting rituals, males will chase a female around the tank. Once the female consents the roles will reverse, the female will pursue the male. Remove adult fish from the breeding tank after successful spawning.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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