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. This site 
    is also a one stop place for 
    fishkeeping information on
    how best to keep these

    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 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 wish to buy
        anything on this page, or wish 
        to see a new species offered, 
        please contact Greg Sage at .


             Site Index

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

            Select Aquatics Lineup




- Check out the new essay
        on keeping, breeding and
        achieving success with the
        Sailfin Molly, P. velifera, and
    the King of Swordtails,
        the Xiph. montezumae!
      -           See the latest
          Aquarium COOP Video on
        the Select Aquatics Fishroom!

    Zoogoneticus tequila        Ilyodon furcidens              Green Dragon
                                                                             Longfin normal color
   Species                             Six 2-4 mo. fry           Young PAIRS 


     Species Lineup and Prices

     Levamisole for Sale

     Fishkeeping Tips

     Articles, Handouts and Videos

     Rapid Grow Plant Fertilizer

     Water Change System

     Why should I Keep Rare Fish?

     Tour the Fishroom


           What Do Customers
                 Think of
            Select Aquatics?



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


            Take a Tour of the 

                 Click Here


    "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 ."




    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 below. Be sure to check
    the updated comments at "What 
    Do Customers Think of Select 
    Aquatics" at the link just above!

   Zoogoneticus tequila
   Ilyodon furcidens
    Ancistrus Green Dragon
    Longfin normal color
    Short fin normal color
   Yes - $35
   No-  $35

   2 in. No -$20 .ea
2 in.
Yes -$10 .ea.
   Yes- $17 pr.
 No- $17 pr.
   No - $60 pr.
   No-  $25 pr.

      -        See the new
         Guides for what can go
     wrong with your aquarium!!




      "A Slightly Different Approach
            for Buying Swordtails"




            In Depth Essays
             and Information
           For Free Download

   A cleaner Approach
   A modern Approach
   A Practical Understanding
   Aquarium Maintenance
   Aquarium Setting Up
   Aquarium Stands, Making
   Automatic Water Change System
   Beginning Fishkeeping Overview
   Breeding Livebearers
   Fish Adjustment
   Fishkeeping Tips
   Fishroom, Setting Up
   Harvesting Livebearer Fry
   Keeping Alfaro cultratus
   Keeping Green Dragons
   Keeping Odessa Barbs
   Keeping Poecilia velifera
   Keeping Xiph. montezumae
   Live Foods
   New to These Fish?
   Repairing an Aquarium
   Selective Breeding
   Setting up a Fishroom
   Troubleshooting / Fixit Guide
   Plus Many more here!


     Xenotoca doadrioi                           Poecilia velifera                        Xiphohorus mayae     
         San Marcos     
                           Yucatan Peninsula                   Rio Bellaire Honduras    


        Species                                 Six 2-4 mo. fry           Young PAIRS 
  Xenotoca doadrioi San Marcos
  Poecilia velifera, Yucatan
Xiphophorus mayae
       Yes - $35
Yes - $35
Yes - $35
       Yes - $17
Yes - $17
   Select Aquatics Strain                        Xenotoca lyonsi                           Pleco Green Dragon      
       Puntius padamya                             Rio Tamazula                                Albino Longfin
      Species                                   Six 2-4 mo. fry          Young PAIRS
  Puntius padamya Odessa
Xenotoca lyonsi
  Pleco Green Dragon Albino

     No - $35
     No - $35
Yes - 2 inch
     $15 each

  No- $17 pr.
Yes - $17 pr.
      Alfaro cultratus                              Ameca splendens                                 Limia Tiger
                                                             Rio Teuchitlan
      Species                                 SIX 2-4 Mo. Fry            Young PaiRS              
   Alfaro cultratus
   Ameca splendens
   Limia Tiger



   No - $35  
Yes- $35
   No - $17 pr.  
Yes- $17 pr.  


         Current Colorado Dept. of
            Agriculture Inspection of
            Select Aquatics available



        About Select Aquatics   

        The Goodeids

        The Swordtails

        Breeding These Fish

        Keeping Plants

        Books and References

        Keeping These Fish

        Receiving Shipped Fish

        Frequently Asked Questions  

        Speaking and Appearances

        Care Guides for all Species

     Limia nigrofasciata                      Xiph montezumae                 Synodontis lucipinnis


        to purchase any of these fish.
           Extras are sent with every
               carefully packed box.

         Payment by Paypal, check
                  or money order.
                  Paypal account:
         Please drop us an email if
         you have any questions or
         concerns about anything at
          the site - simply email and
             we will get right back
                to you. Thank you!

        Species                                 SIX 2-4 Mo. Fry          Young PaiRS
     Limia nigrofasciata
     Xiphophorus montezumae
     Synodontis lucipinnis
     Yes - $35
     No  - $50 
Yes- -$12
    (One Inch)
     No - $17
     No - $25

   Characodon lateralis              Neocaridina Shrimp                Plants
   Puente Pino Suarez
         Species                                   Young PaiRS


       Look For Select Aquatics on




     Characodon lateralis

     Java fern
     Bolbitis Fern

     No - $25

     No - $15 Bag
     No - $15 Bag



     The Tools we use here to
       Best Keep These Fish -
         Available For Sale!



                            for Availability of: 


          Characodon audax morph RED

          Xiphophorus alvarezi





       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
       for available dates.



     The Original Dechlorination
       Product! 1 lb. will treat
     many thousands of .gallons!
      Just $10 + $8 Shipping!
        See More Info HERE.



                  An open letter
      to Serious Hobbyists, Universities,
           Fish Sellers and Breeders. 




     Summer / Fall 2017

     - Thank you so much to Cory at Aquarium COOP for his professionally
        produced Youtbe video of the Select Aquatics Fishroom! For those
        who have not seen it, it can be seen HERE.
     - Since the video, it has been very busy, and many species here routinely
        available have been sold down, but breeding groups are working hard,
        and fish such as the Ilyodon furcidens will be available again soon.
     - The Green Dragons are growing quickly, and will be available again
        in early July.
     - Odessa barbs are in a new breeding cycle, and should be ready
        shortly after the Green Dragons.
     - Wait list customers for the X. montezumae are being contacted.
    - In the past I have simply not shipped when temperatures have
      exceeded 90 degrees at the shipping destination. Since using
      USPS Overnight delivery exclusively, we can now ship to
      overnight destinations when temps exceed 90 degrees by shipping
      Hold For Pickup. It doesn't cost anything extra, and you would
      simply follow tracking and pick up the box from your local room
      temp. Post Office. The only restriction is that nighttime temps here
      and at your destination must be below 85 degrees for most fish,
      and that you are a truly overnight delivery. Some destinations,
      due lack of access to an airport or distribution facility, can only
      be second day deliveries.

   -The EZ Worms have been have given a break briefly to be put
     put back up soon. A couple customers are going to try to identify
     them, and I am experimenting with a couple different food suggestions. 
     A few easy and cheap methods have been suggested, and I will post 
     what I am able to find out!

  - Some restructuring is going on to continue to focus on breeding
    up the Gold alvarezi, the C, audax morph, the X. montezumae and of
    course, the Green Dragons.  The number of some species that have 
    not been big sellers will be slightly reduced, but will still be available.

  - Check out the new product for SA - Sodium Thiosulfate. Used here for
    many years to dechlorinate tap water, I was able to find a supplier, and   
    offer it for less than others. Dissolve a tablespoon into 8 ounces of
    water, and dechlorinate at a drop per gallon. 1 lb. will last a very
    long time!

    Greg Sage




    Rapid Grow Aquarium Plant

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

             Gen II Pleco Caves
            Just $15 + Shipping!

      With many improvements over the
        first pleco cave, this is the cave
        to have if you are serious about
        breeding the Green Dragons!
                 See more HERE




        Levamisole hydrochloride

         This is the best treatment
           available for parasites,
         worms, and "Livebearer
       Disease" See more HERE.

          Effective and immediate.
          1/4 teaspoon treats 100
           20 gram packet- $35
           52 gram packet- $60
         Prices include shipping.


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       Hey, my friend, I have to say "Wow!" From the description
       on your site site compared to what comes in, the fish are

       ...Select Aquatics is a FIRST RATE Online Retailer and
       the most HONEST retailer I have dealt with in at least   
       10 years...

       Andy C.  


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