Orange coloured pectorial and pevic fins. Dark brownish body with white spot on the head and patterns on the body. One of the earlier species personally breeded in Singapore.
|C. sterbai (L), C. trilineatus(R), both juveniles.|
If you look closer in the photo, C. sterbai eye seems tilted down as though staring down through the glass. Personally from my experience, during feeding time, they hardly use visual and may skip pass food right infront of their eyes instead they rely on their sensitive barbs to do the work.
My believe is that they have very poor eyesights and probably can see movements and shades to dart away from enemy. Ability to roll their eyes also help to clean it of dirts and sands when probing into the sand or gravel for foods.
|How many corydoras species are there ?|
They like to play in strong current.
If they do not know the environment well enough, if you approach the tank, they will freeze, and after a while they will scatter. Once I step back, out they come. By the way they do sleep when lights out.
Their natural instinct is to lounge around foraging the sands and plants. Minimum 6. A dozon will be nice in my personal opinion.
As fluffy says : I think you are missing a lot of the sheer delight of keeping these fish.
3rd April 2012