These tiny fish come from El Salvador. I bought them on a family trip about 10 yrs ago. They are made out of clay and delicately painted by the people in a small artistic town (will post the name as soon as I find out what the town was called.) There was so much craftmanship in this tiny town, from painters, to sculpters, and weavers. I will be back sometime soon I hope, not sure when. Until then I have these little guys to remind me where I'm from.