Gymnocorymbus bondi (formerly: G. socolofi)

19. August 2022

It has been a long time since we could import the last time the beautiful tetra Gymnocorymbus bondi from Colombia. Very small animals remind strikingly of the Yellow Tetra (Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus), but with increasing growth the shape changes more and more to the one known from Gymnocorymbus. Now we finally got this orangefin tetra once again.

Until 2015, the orangefin tetra was known as Gymnocorymbus socolfi. Then, during a revision of the genus, Benine et al. realized that it had been previously overlooked that the orangefin tetra had already been described as Phenacogaster bondi and that this name is older than G. socolofi, thus has priority.

For our customers: the animals have code 254792 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesale.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer