05-05-2007, 06:09 PM
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Adding additional Catfish to my tank
I currently have a 20 gallon with 2 Sterba Corys, and at the present time, they're very shy, and they'll only come out to eat, at night, or when no one is in the room - I know this because when I walk in, they'll be swimming, but will quickly retreat.
I'm sure they like their home, but since they're the only two, I think they may want some company. My question is: will adding 2 or 3 more Sterba Corys encourage them to come out more often? Will they accept the newcomers, or separate themselves? Does the age of the specimen matter? Mine are roughly 1.5" - 2", so I'm assuming they're full-grown since I've seen baby Sterbas and they're quite small. Also, regarding their diet, they've basically only ever been fed flake foods by me. I've tried algae wafers, yet they go untouched, even throughout the night. Bloodworms never even make it to the bottom, and most of the time they float anyways. Any suggestions on what else I could give? I've tried 3 or 4 types and they only really accept flake foods.