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:D Hi all, Im getting 7 wild Sterbai cories in a couple of days, can you all please advise me on thier care. Things like temp, feeding, tank mattes,Breeding,etc.. there coming from CorysRS, :shock: nice guy plus he has great feedback on Aqua bid, 8) Thanks in advance for your help, :)
 

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Hiya and welcome aboard, Vinnie.:wave:

I know you from the other site.:tongue: Sterbais can tolerate high temps that discus requires so you should be ok. They are hardy though for wilds, it may be slightly tricky.
Tankmates I'd recommend are tetras, angelfish, discus and apistogrammas of course.:thumbsup: As for feeding, sinking foods are good options. Bloodworms are often relished by catfish.:)
As fro breeding, they may simply breed anytime in your tank but as they are based mostly in rainforest areas, you may imitate that by increasing temp and when during water changes, try to lower the temp by about 4 degrees. It happened once in my tank and triggered the angels to spawn.:roll:

Good luck.:thumbsup:
 

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1st: Blue do not remember this member from other site (old age!!!).

2nd: This was a PM which I requested be put in a thread so let's all please provide input.

vinniemabuna said:
:D Hi all, Im getting 7 wild Sterbai cories in a couple of days, can you all please advise me on thier care.
Things like
temp
feeding
tank mattes
Breeding
,etc ...
Mine have done well at 78F to 80F.

Mine eat virtually anything:
frozen blood worms, flakes, frozen brine shrimp, etc.
BUT
their absolute "hands down, no holds barred favorite" is my "home made recipes"!!! (I will try to find a series of PM's with Ghost and post in a seperate thread).
2nd on the list is live red wiggler worms (how these "little fellers" get down a worm which is as long if not longer than they are is beyond me!).


Mine are in a community tank which includes angels, plecos, guppies, platties, SAE's, Yoyo's as well as others and they are doing well.
They enjoy playing with themselves as well as with the SAE's and Yoyo's.

I can be of no help here.
Mine arrived at maybe 3/4", have grown significantly but have not attained breeding size.



My sterbai are very, very hardy and all 7 have survived all of my dumb "you know what" "thinkin"!!
The only time that "I have seen them disturbed" was when I was "fighting ich on my large black angel" and increased the salt concentration from 0 to 1Tblspn/10G instantaneously.
In a subsequent "ich fighting session" I increased the salt concentration over a several day period and the above stated concentration did not "seem to bother them at all".


TR
 

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:D Hi guys thanks for the tips on caring for the sterbai :p I wish I had a way to show you what they look like when I get them :cry: They are coming from a good source called CorysRUS in Florida, he has many happy customers :) ill tell you when I get them :wink:
 

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I wish I had a way to show you what they look like when I get them :cry:
Ooohh...I can't wait to see your pics.:thumbsup: Just post them after you get them.:)
 

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:D :D Hi all I received the sterbai cories this afternoon, wow , right out of the box they had great color, I shipped them 2 day priority so you never know with that !! Bryan from Corys R Us did a great job and the fish are up to 2 inches and fat like their owner !! :wink: I need the cable to take photos , Ill try soon.. Thanks guyfor your help :shock:
 

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Ooh..Can't wait for your pics.:thumbsup:
 

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Looking forward to seeing the pictures vinniemabuna, sterbais are a partiular favourite of mine :)
 

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vinniemabuna:

Those are nice sterbai.

From the perspective of the photograph which depicts the red rock they appear to be mature fish.

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:D Hi all, thanks Jones for the kind words , I hope to breed these guys in the future :p They are fun to watch, Im never selling these guys !!
 

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Great little cories there, mate.:thumbsup:
 

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Absolutely lovely!!

In my opinion, there's nothing better than seeing a large group of sterbais together. They look very healthy from what I can see in the photographs, and have nice markings. :)
 

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:D Hi, yes I love my fish! They are now in a ten gal. in the future will be moved to a 20 long. :wink: I want them to breed in the future so Im feeding beef heart flakes and earthworm sticks. :eek:
 

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Can't wait to see more pics, Vinnie.:thumbsup: What are your other fish? Would love to see your planted tanks.:)
 

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Hi Blue, these are still the old photos, I need help from ny son to post new ones. The Sterbais are getting fat with this food , theres been testing with beefheart on guppies with very good results, on fry production..
 

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Still the pics are good.:thumbsup:
Good luck with the new pics.:)
 
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