Sunday, August 10, 2008

Stoplight Parrot Fish

8 x 10"
oil on stretched canvas
Such outrageous colors on a fish! The adult male of this type of fish is blue and green and other colors. They change from this color, somehow. This is an adult female Stoplight Parrotfish. I know I'm not making any sense, but there are strange things that happen on the coral reef. Like Parrotfish that all start life as females. Then, if there aren't enough males, one of the bigger female changes into a "Man Fish" as Islanders would say.

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