09-19-2013, 04:38 AM #1
Hpw long until my sterbai cory grow to their max size? Also false bandi
I've had them over 8 months and they came in as babies really tiny; now I have 2 females about 2 inches and 4 males maybe 1.25-1.5 inches. the tanks heavily stocked but well cycled, well fed, and I also do more water changes than needed.
I also purchased mostly full grown false bandit corys to keep the others company 3 are maxed size wise according to catelog the other 3 I think might be males and may not grow much larger.
I'd appreciate any advice thx.Long time fish keeper most experience with CA/SA cichlids, natives like sunfish, and aggressive catfish.
Currently have a 29g planted with 14 candy cane tetras, 6 sterbai corys, 6 melini corys, and 1 mustache wearing albino longfin pleco.
09-19-2013, 06:11 PM #2Banned Discus fish
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- Vancouver, BC, Canada
Corydoras sterbai may attain 2.6 inches (65mm), but not all fish will reach this maximum. I have had wild caught corys of many species for 20 years, and my C. sterbai have never reached more than 2 inches.
Fish growth depends upon many factors, including foods, environment, tankmates, water conditions. Genetics probably plays into this too, especially if the fish are commercially raised. Even within a species I have seen some fish grow larger and others not, though sometimes this can be male/female.
09-19-2013, 07:15 PM #3
I keep mine with discus and feed few times a day. The c. sterb looooove all the little leftovers in the sand and have def gotten fatter in the 2 months I've had them. While they don't get much bigger than 2 (maybe 2.5?), they will def get BIGGER like wide. Kinda like me...ughCheck out my 55 Gallon, planted, Philly themed community tank! Rummynose and Cardinals, dwarf cichlids, plecos, shrimps