Freshwater aquarium fish comprise the more colorful and striking species of guppies, swordtails, platys, bards, tetras, angels, gouramies and catfish. Out of these freshwater species exported from Sri Lanka, about 60-70% consists of guppies. There are about 40 regular exporting companies in Sri Lanka.
Ornamental fish exports increased by 11% to Rs. 2,913 Mn in 2019 compared to 2018 Rs. Mn 2,626.