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The Albino Sterba's Cory Catfish is a very striking color morph that still has the spotting and orange fin coloration at maturity!
The Albino Sterba's Cory Catfish (Corydoras sterbai) is an uncommon variant of a very popular species. As an adult, it displays spotting and orange pectoral fins much like the nominal version of its species, the the original black and white is replaced with pink and yellow hues. Much like its cousin, the Peppered Cory (Corydoras paleatus), this catfish exhibits very interesting and often playful behavior. It is fairly small (they grow to a maximum of about 2-1/2 inches), so it is ideal for the home aquarium.
Care is very easy for this catfish as long as it has stable water parameters in a well-maintained aquarium. It does best in a tank with smooth substrate (such as sand or polished gravel), as it is a bottom-dwelling scavenger whose underside is easily scratched by jagged substrate. This species should be kept in groups of 6 or more specimens. The Albino Sterba's Cory Catfish is omnivorous and it requires a varied diet of high-quality dry, frozen, and live foods of appropriate size. It is very peaceful and generally safe to keep with other peaceful fish, snails, adult dwarf shrimp, and live plants!
What We Like About This Fish:
Striking adult coloration
Interesting and playful behavior
Safe with plants
Possible to breed in the home aquarium
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Temperature: 73° - 79° F (23° - 26° C)
pH: 6.0 - 7.6
KH: 0 - 15 dKH
Minimum tank size: 10 gallons
Diet: Omnivorous. High-quality flake, pellet and wafer foods as well as frozen foods such as bloodworms and tubifex.
Social behavior: Peaceful; requires a school of 6 or more to thrive.
Origin: Tank-bred, but indigenous to Bolivia and Brazil.
Average adult size: 2 - 2.5 inches (5 - 6.4 cm)
Average purchase size: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
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