Select Aquatics                                            

 

   

    Select Aquatics breeds affordable,
    quality specialty tropical fish for
    hobbyists and conservation research.
    Most are not often seen, and many
    are endangered or extinct in the
    wild. selectaquatics.com is also
    a one stop site for fishkeeping
    information.


    If you are keeping an aquarium,
    you have the opportunity to help
    preserve species that are about to
    go extinct in the wild. As well, due
    to increased export restrictions,
    many species are also at risk of
    disappearing from the hobby.
    The fish offered here are hardy,
    generally not difficult to care
    for, and may depend on
    hobbyists such as yourself to
    maintain their availability. 

                Select Aquatics of Erie, CO.
 
 

        Select Aquatics maintains a
        fairly consistent collection
        of 20+ species/lines that
        are bred here and posted as
        available. If you do not see
        a desired species, or wish to
        see a new species offered, 
        please contact Greg Sage at
        selectaquatics@gmail.com .

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                  We breed and sell  only the most attractive,
                                    robust lines available!
 

            Select Aquatics Lineup

 
            Zoogoneticus tequila*
                Rio Teuchitlan


            Possibly extinct in wild
         Hardy, Attractive, Peaceful,
                 Easy to breed
            $7.50 each, 5 fry- $30
 
                 NEW!!

        
- Free Husbandry
              Downloads
           - Video of Select Aquatics
              and Filtration
    See New Update section below!

 

 
   Xiphophorus montezumae
            
  Tomosopo

            Very popular, Write for
                   availability.

            $7.50 each, 6 fry- $40
       
 

     Species For Sale

     Levamisole for Sale

     Fishkeeping Tips

     Why Should I Keep Rare Fish?

     Articles and Handouts

     Rapid Grow Plant Fertilizer

     Water Change System

     Live Foods


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           What Do Customers
                 Think of
            Select Aquatics?

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     How Easy or Hard are these Fish
      to Keep and Breed? Click Here.


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            Take a Tour of the 
                Fishroom!
  
                Click Here

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      "Select Aquatics strives to provide
      Friendly, Prompt, and Professional
      service for every customer. We
      ship Affordable, Top Quality Fish,
      with the Care and personal
      assistance to ensure a positive
      online fish buying experience ."

    

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     Ordering new species you've never
     kept from someone you don't know
     with water different than yours can
     be scary. Some assurance that in
     6 months the fish will still be doing
     well would be ideal, particularly since
     many of these fish are rare or hard
     to obtain.

     From your first email to inquire about
     ordering until the moment they arrive,
     we will keep in close touch to answer
     any questions you may have so that
     you know exactly what you are getting,
     and precisely when they will be sent.
     Care information for each species is
     also provided Here.

     Postage is never overcharged, and
     extras are nearly always sent with
     carefully done, professional shipping.
     To help ensure they do well for you, a
     Care Guide is provided for each species
     from the link above. Be sure to check
     the updated comments at "What Do
     Customers Think of Select Aquatics"
     at the link just above!

 

 

 

     Species Currently Available:

         Alfaro cultratus
        
Ameca splendens
         Characodon audax
        
Characodon lateralis               
         Ilyodon furcidens
         Limia "Tiger"
         Neocaridina Shrimp
        
Plecostomus Green Dragon
        
Puntius padamya (Odessa)
        
Xenotoca eiseni
        
Xiphophorus alvarezi
        
Xiphophorus alvarezi "Gold"
        
Xiphophorus helleri "Rio Otapa"
        
Xiphophorus mayae
        
Xiphophorus montezumae
        
Tomosopo
        
Zoogoneticus tequila

 

         Email for Availability:
         Jenynsia lineata
        
Poecilia velifera
        
Xiphophorus alvarezi Albino
         
     
   Species for Sale Page
         
 
   Care Guides for Each Species

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                Check Out the
     
     "How Hard Are They?"
                      Page

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    Expanded Fry Deals- Click Here!

   

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                          See:
      "A Slightly Different Approach
            for Buying Swordtails"

                
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         Characodon audax*
                 El Toboso
          
"The Black Prince"
      

          Endangered in the wild
               Excellent color
                  $10 each  
      

 

            Poecilia velifera
            Yucatan Peninsula

      The "King of Mollies" 5-6 inches
             Email for availability.
            6 Fry (1-3 mos.) - $30

   
 
       Xiphophorus mayae
        Rio Bellaire, Honduras

         Largest swordtail in world!
           Colorful, Hardy, prolific
         Sexed adolescents- $7.50
           6 unsexed young- $30
 
 
           Ilyodon furcidens

       Selectively bred for coloration
     and markings. Hardy, very large
     young. Sexed adolescents- $7.50
             6 unsexed fry- $30
 
         Xiphophorus alvarezi
         The "Blue Swordtail"       

     Beautiful red striped wild swordtail
            Hardy, 5 in., peaceful.
                6 for $30,
       Sexed fish as available. $7.50.

 
           Alfaro cultratus
           "Knife Livebearer"

             Attractive, Hardy,
             Active, Peaceful,
         Schooling, Breeds Easily.
           $6.50 each, 6 fry- $30
 
        About Select Aquatics   

        The Goodeids

        The Swordtails

        Breeding These Fish

        Keeping Plants

        Tour the Fishroom

        Books and References

        Keeping These Fish

        Receiving Shipped Fish

        Frequently Asked Questions  

        Speaking and Appearances

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            Current Colorado Dept. of
            Agriculture Inspection of
            Select Aquatics available

                         HERE.
 

       

 
         Ameca splendens*
             Rio Teuchitlan

           Critically endangered.
           Hardy, Breeds easily.
           $7.50 each, 5 fry- $30
 
 
               C. lateralis*
                Los Berros

          Selectively bred for color
     Always in demand, filling wait list
       Sexed adolescents- $12.50
                Pairs-$25.00
         
           
 
                                         UPDATES
 
 

    Summer  2015

   -- Construction has been going on here, and many changes to improve the fishroom have been in
      process. As focus returns to breeding, some species are being allowed to build up their numbers, 
      and a couple species are being discontinued. The 2-3x per year updating of the website is slightly  
      behind because of all of the other work being done, so it will be updated and repaired in sections
      over the next few weeks. Please forgive the occasional areas that may not be as they should
      until this work is completed!

  -- The G. metallicus are no longer being offered for sale, and 4 new and very exciting species are
     being bred out to offer, including populations that were recently collected and have never been
     seen before in the hobby. Two are a new pop of Characodon lateralis, and two pops of pure,
     wild populations of Limia perugia that are more beautiful than are currently in the hobby.  
     These were discovered in a university collection that have never been distributed, and were made   
     available to Select Aquatics. Please email selectaquatics@gmail.com for more information.

  -- Alfaro cultratus, Ameca splendens, Ilyodon furcidens, Limia Tiger, X. helleri Rio Otapa
    
Xenotoca eiseni, X. alvarezi (Limited adults), X. mayae (Limited adults), Z. tequila,  
     and Neocaridina shrimp,  are currently in good supply.

   -- X. montezumae, Jenynsia lineata, Characodon lateralis, Characodon audax, X. alvarezi Gold,
      and  the Odessa Barbs are being allowed to build their numbers, but may be available in limited
      numbers. Some are available as 2-4  month old "Fry Deals" Email selectaquatics@gmail.com 
      for current availability. Large batches of new Odessa fry have been started, and 2 month old,
      not yet colored up fish are available and can be bought inexpensively in groups of 6 ($30)
      to get a school started.
   
    --- The Longfin Green Dragon 2-3 inch unsexed Plecos are always in good supply, and sexed
      fish are available as supply lasts.

    --- Poecilia velifera (The Giant Sailfin Molly), is being offered in 2-4 month old fry groups only.
      The X. alvarezi albino have many fry growing out, and will be offered again as soon as they
      are available.
    
    

 
          Xenotoca eiseni*
         
     San marcos

      Endangered and attractive, 
      Very hardy, easy to breed.
        $7.50 each, 6 fry- $30
 
    "Tiger" Limia, Haiti
        Lake Miragoane


          Not yet identified.
         Attractive. Easy to
           keep and breed.
          6 young fish- $30
 
   Xiphophorus alvarezi
                 Gold
   
A new line. red striped,
   yellow, pure wild swordtail.
       Not a hybrid. Hardy.
   Sexed young As available.
            $7.50 each
 
      Puntius padamya
            "Odessa"

       Incredible color, 5 years
          of careful breeding.
             Pairs available.
   Males- $6.50, Females- $6.00,
        6 unsexed young - $30
 
 

       Click on Species names to link to pages for further
                   care and species information.
              
      Email
selectaquatics@gmail.com to purchase 
      any of these fish. Extras are sent with every carefully
      packed box. Payment by Paypal, check or money
      order. Paypal account: selectaquatics@gmail.com

       Please drop us an email if you have any questions
       or concerns about anything at the site, and we
               will get right back to you. Thank you!

 
 
    Xiphophorus helleri
              Rio Otapa


       Young pairs available
     A most attractive large,
          wild swordtail.
    $7.50 each, 6 young - $40
 
     Plecostomus "Green
      Dragon" Long Fin

            2-2.5 inches- $15
            Sexed Fish - $25
    Many available, email for size
                availability
 

 

 

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    Hey Greg just got em! Never saw
    a better and more professional
    packing job. All critters arrived
    alive and were picking at food in
    the tank in no time. Those breather
    bags are great! The furcidens are
    wild looking, the mayae are still
    younger n not settled in as much.
    Thx fir the extras. The young mayae,
    some look sexable with the black
    spot females get. Great colors on
    them already. Great job, thx again.
    Consider me a new customer! Pleasure
    doing business.Regards
    Ken B, New Jersey


    The fish are absolutely fantastic.
    Love em. I have dealt with many vendors,
    but hands down, you are the best.
    Phenomenal fish with extra. The packing
    and shipping were perfect. Great
    communication and knowledge.
    Cannot wait to get more.
    Thank you much.
    Ralph D. New Jersey

    When I got up today (I work
    overnights) I had a box waiting
    for me on my front porch.
    Your shipping was flawless
    and the fish appear to be too.
    Thanks very much. Thanks also
    for the extras!
    Andy KJ, MN

    Thanks for the great fish. I really
    like your selection and will be back
    for more. All the fish started eating
    right away and have not stopped. They
    are growing very rapidly. I was also
    so happy to have dealt with someone
    who returned every email quickly and
    answered all my question's completely,
    never skirted around an issue or
    presumed I knew something. I wish
    all my fish purchases and even
    purchases in general were such a
    pleasure . Right from the start
    I felt confident that you would
    handle everything perfectly and
    all I had the do was open the
    box and put the fish in my tanks.
    It was truly a pleasure to do
    business with you and I am
    looking forward to it again.
    Bob B. Cincinatti, Ohio

     "Thanks again for not only the fish
    but the information and excellent
    customer service. You are honestly
    one of the best fish sellers I have
    had the privilege of ordering from."
    R.P. Temple Hills, Maryland

    "Your quick responses, detailed
    answers, and willingness to go the
    extra mile are what sets you apart
    from other fish experiences I have
    had.
    A.H, Clemson, S.C.

    "The longfin green dragon plecos
    that you sent me are beautiful!
    They are of excellent quality!
    Every single one made it! You did
    a fantastic job packaging them, and
    had great communication throughout
    the transaction! Thank you for
    sending extras. I look forward to my
    next order as I will definitely be a
    repeat customer.
    A++++ transaction!!!!
    Alex - Pembroke Pines, FL
 

 
 
 
 

       Now Available to Best Keep These
                             Fish!

    Neocaridina Shrimp

    Peaceful scavenger, eats
    algea, Natural color, Do not
    bother fry. Are not eaten by 
    most fish here.
    Prolific. 1/2 - 3/4 inch.
            $.50 each
 
 
 
 
 
     *Endangered or extinct in the wild
 

                   4" Air Driven Box Filters
           See Filtration Video for Demonstrations of use.
               Never wear out. No moving parts, sturdy
             construction, no airstone, just hook up to an
              air pump. Comes with precut 4" lift tube.
                           $9.00 + shipping.

 

             If your organization would like
             an in-depth, informative and
             entertaining presentation on
             Livebearers, Selective Breeding
             or other topics, Greg Sage is
             available to come out and speak
             to your club.

             Click HERE for current
             talks and more information

             Please contact us at
             selectaquatics@gmail.com
             for available dates.
 

 
 
     

          Cargill .3mm 51% Protein Mini Pellet
   
        Used here after trying many foods, excellent
                when alternated with a veggie flake.
                  1/2 lb. $11.00 includes shipping
                   1 lb. $15.00 includes shipping.

 
 
 
 
 

         Rapid Grow Aquarium plant Fertilizer

         Mixed here from quality Hydroponics ingredients,
         adapted to aquarium use with the manufacturers.
         One container will treat 44,000 gallons! Dose 1-2x
         monthly. Perfectly harmless to fish and inverts,
         with spectacular plant growth.
             $20 includes shipping for 1 container.

 
 
 
 

                  Levamisole Hydrochloride

          Treats worms and most parasites, including
       camallanus worms and the parasite that causes
         "Livebearer Disease". Effective and immediate.
      1/4 teaspoon treats 100 gallons. More info HERE.
             20 gram packet- $30 (Includes Shipping)
             52 gram packet- $56 (Includes Shipping)

 
 

                                             167 McAfee Circle, Erie, CO. 80516                                             Email us at selectaquatics@gmail.com     

                                                                           Licensed Colorado Pet Animal Care Facility 68-6566-12