cory catfish

noun
co·​ry catfish | \ ˈkȯr-ē- How to pronounce cory catfish (audio) \
variants: or cory \ ˈkȯr-​ē How to pronounce cory (audio) \
plural cory catfish or corys or less commonly cory catfishes

Definition of cory catfish

: corydoras Two cory catfish per 10-gallon tank stir up the bottom and eat any food that falls to the bottom.— Kathy van Mullekom

First Known Use of cory catfish

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cory catfish

cory by shortening from corydoras

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“Cory catfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cory%20catfish. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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