True Parrot Cichlid 3328

24 x 36 in – Series of 20
Dye sublimation on aluminum

Image Details

Hoplarchus psittacus 3328 – February, 2020

Caño Verde, Vichada Department, Colombia

(Western Guiana Shield)

Sony ILCE-6500

Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens

Aquapac SLR Case

f/9, 1/200, ISO 100, -0.7 e.v.

Latitude: 6° 6’4.43”N

Longitude: 67°32’23.26”W


Explorer’s Notes

This has to be one of the most beautiful cichlid species that live in the rivers I have explored because of their profound green and blue coloration and their striking red eyes.

True Parrot Cichlids are extremely passive and timid fish in the wild, and approaching them has to be done slowly and with lots of patience. If you take the time to hang around with them for an hour or more without moving much, they eventually get accustomed and allow you to get quite close. Their shy behavior reminds me of Hypselecara coryphaenoides which are also extremely docile cichlids.

H. psittacus are benthic fish that like to be near hideouts like aquatic plants, underwater mounds of leaf litter, and fallen tree trunks and branches.


What exactly am I purchasing?

You are buying the artwork that is in front of you in the gallery. It is number one in a series of 20 for that size and medium. Once you purchase it, you can pick it up after the exhibition closes (around August 1st) or arrange for shipping or delivery to your home. You will also receive a certificate of authenticity that will be mailed to you within 30 days of purchase.

What is a Dye Sublimation in Aluminum metal print?

The piece you are purchasing is a Chromaluxe dye sublimation on aluminum. Heat infused aluminum prints have been shown to resist fading for 65+ years and last 2-4 times longer than traditional photo-based silver papers.

Is this artwork part of a series? If so, how many were printed?

The prints in this exhibition are a series of 20, so only 20 of this specific size and media will ever be made.

Who is Ivan Mikolji?

“You Cannot Preserve What You Don’t Know Exists.” Groundbreaking Venezuelan artist and river explorer Ivan Mikolji’s motto exemplifies his life’s mission: to promote knowledge and inspire the preservation of the planet’s aquatic ecosystems.

Mikolji’s artwork celebrates the elements, aquascapes, and landscapes that he has intimately experienced as a lifetime explorer, researcher, and photographer. Mikolji’s artwork guides the viewer’s journey into rarely seen underwater worlds.

Free Book with Print

Special exhibition promotion.

Get a complimentary copy of the book Fishes of the Orinoco in the Wild by Ivan Mikolji with your metal print investment, or Get a 10% coupon when you purchase the book online on our website.

You can also purchase the book in person at Books and Books in Coral Gables or online at Amazon.com

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