The discus fish is native to the Amazon river basin. These fish are known for their distinctive shape, bright colors, and unique patterns. The artist who painted this fish paid attention to the interacting color patterns. Using capiz shell, he emulated the natural scales of this fish.
The basic frame of the wall fish is created using tin, which is powder coated as a black finish. The frame is reinforced using wrought iron wire along the inner edge. Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration. Due to it being a natural material, the natural colors of the capiz can come through as tans and browns underneath the paint.