Binomial: Pethia nigrofasciata
Sinhala: බුලත් හපයා/මනමාලයා
Black ruby barb is an endemic species of freshwater fishes found in lowland wet zone of the Southern and Western region of Sri Lanka. They live in clear and un polluted water streams. It is in the category of 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red list. But it is a popular species in the aquarium trade and necessary actions have to be taken to save the species in the natural habitats.