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
    fish.


    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
        selectaquatics@gmail.com .

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              Site Index

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

                Select Aquatics Lineup

 
   

           Receive Notice when each Species becomes Available
     
    by Subscribing to the Select Aquatics YouTube Channel!   
 

               To Order,  Email selectaquatics@gmail.com, and 
                             Please Include Your Zip Code!    

 

 

 

        Announcements!
             
         
 The Tiger Limia is Now  
        Limia islai!  See "What's
        Been Going On" Below!

          

      -   Select Aquatics Channel!!
              Check Out The New
     Videos on the care and Breeding
         
  of these species HERE !!!!!!

       
  P. Velifera Available!!
                See Below under
           Spring / Summer 2020!
              NOT being Sold by
                Select Aquatics
           

 
 
                                Available Now
 
 
   
 

           Limia islai "Tiger"
      Lake Miragoane, Haiti


         Six 2-4 Mo. Unsexed 
        $40 + USPS Overnight

          

      Limia Tiger Species Page
      Limia TigerVideo Page
      Limia Tiger Care Page
      Limia Tiger Feature Video mm

          
Available Now!

 
 

     

     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


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           What Do Customers
                 Think of
            Select Aquatics?

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

 
       

       

                      NEW!!
        Now Offering Custom
        GEN II Pleco Caves for
         Larger Plecos HERE!

         
  
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                         See:
      "A Slightly Different Approach
          for Buying Swordtails"

                
 

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            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
   Diseases
   Filtration
   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?
   Plants
   Repairing an Aquarium
   Selective Breeding
   Setting up a Fishroom
   Shipping
   Troubleshooting / Fixit Guide
   Plus Many more here!
  

    

 
   
 

 

         Ameca splendens
             Rio Teuchitlan

         Six 2-4 Month Unsexed
          $40 + USPS Overnight
        


            
      A. splendens Species  Page
      A. splendens Video Page
      A. splendens Care Page
      A. splendens Feature Video
 
          
     
              Sold Out!

 
 
       
   
   

            Xiphophorus
            Montezumae
           Rio Tamosopo

       Six 2-4 Month Unsexed or
             Two Young Pairs

    $130 Including Overnight Shipping!

     X. montezumae Species page
    
X. montezumae Video Page
    
X. montezumae Care Page  
     

    See Customer Feedback on
           this Fish HERE.

              Sold Out!  

 
 
   
   
 

 

           Pethia padamya
            Odessa Barbs


           6 Young Unsexed
       $40 + USPS Overnight
                
                    OR 

     8 Young Unsexed (+2 Extra)
       $120 Including Shipping!
              (Save $20)

   P. padamya Species Page
   P. padamya Video Page
   P. padamya Care Page
   P. padamya Feature Video Page

             Sold Out!

 
 
   Selectively bred for Color
   and Markings since 2011
      at Select Aquatics
 
   
   

          Bolbitis Heudelotil
             African Fern

         10 Bags Available

       How Best to Disinfect

    $20 + $15 USPS Shipping.


              Sold Out!
          

   

 

        Current Colorado Dept. of
      Agriculture Inspection of
      Select Aquatics available

                  HERE.
 

 
 
   
   
   

       Availability Video to 
          be Posted Soon
            See Below!

       Ilyodon furcidens
       

      Selectively Bred since 2006
         in the Select Aquatics
                Fishroom

    

        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

 
        Not Ready Yet!

    Availability Video
    to be Posted Soon.

    Please Email
    selectaquatics@gmail.com
    as soon as video is Posted
    to Receive a Quote to ship
    these Out to You!
 
 
 
 

 

                   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 - simply email and
             we will get right back
                to you. Thank you!
 

 
   
   
   

     Neocaridina sp. Shrimp
       Allowed to Revert to Wild 
              Coloration   

        Group of 20+ - $20

  
       N. Shrimp Species Page
       N. Shrimp Video Page
       N. Shrimp  Care Page  mm

    
  Too Warm to Ship

 
 
   
   
   

            Plecostomus
    Short Fin Green Dragon  
         approx 15 Available  

          1.5" - 2" Unsexed  
       $20 + USPS Overnight


  
              SFGD Page
          SFGD Care Page 

            
Sold Out!
 

 
 
 

 

      

                 

                            

                   

 
   
 

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

   
      

        Availability Video to 
          be Posted Soon
            See Below!

      Zoogoneticus Tequila
       

      Selectively Bred since 2006
         in the Select Aquatics
                Fishroom

 

    

 
 

 

        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.

   

      Not Ready Yet!

    Availability Video
    to be Posted Soon.

    Please Email
    selectaquatics@gmail.com
    as soon as video is Posted
    to Receive a Quote to ship
    these Out to You!
 
 
 
 
          
 
 
 
   
 

        Species Being Bred Out for Future Sale:

 

       Ameca splendens, Rio Teuchitlan

       Ataenobious toweri, San marcos

       Ilyodon furcidens

       Limia islai "Tiger", Lake Miragoane

       Limia perugia Boca de Cachon

       Neocaridina Shrimp

       Pethia padamya "Odessa"

       Plecostomus Green Dragon Longfin

       Plecostomus Green Dragon Shortfin

       Plecostomus Green Dragon Longfin Albino

       Plecostomus Green Dragon Shortfin Albino

       Xenotoca doadrioi, San Marcos

       Xenotoca lyonsi, Rio Tamazula

       Xiphophophorus mayae Rio Bellaire

       Xiphophorus montezumae, Tamasopo

       Zoogoneticus tequila

      

      

 

 
                     Sodium
                 Thiosulfate


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

 

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

 
   
 

       NOTICE About Gen II Caves:

     The Supply issues regarding specialty
     materials for the Gen II Pleco Caves has 
     been resolved. I will post the Paypal buttons
     when they are ready to be shipped in 4-5
     weeks.

     Order by paypal button for fewer caves,
     Please email selectaquatics@gmail.com
     for larger orders or mixed Orders for 
     best shipping quote.

 
 
          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

         Rapid Grow Aquarium Plant
                        Fertilizer

            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.
           $30 includes shipping
                for 1 container.
      Email for Non US Shipments
 

 
 
         Original Blue Caves
 
                          New!
             Gen II Pleco Caves
        In two Sizes and Colors!

      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
       Email for non US Shipments


       Click HERE for Custom Sizes

 
   
     

              As Each Species Becomes Available, a
      "Select Aquatics Available" Video will be Posted 
      Announcing Orders Will be Taken to be Shipped.
      Please Subscribe to the Select Aquatics Youtube 
      Channel Videos and you will Receive those
      Notifications! Thank you!

              Greg Sage, Owner, Select Aquatics

       To Order Fish or Multiple hard Goods Items,  
         Please email selectaquatics@gmail.com

                             Thank You!

 
             
           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
          Natural Sand Caves
 
 

            What's Been Going On
            at Select Aquatics!

 
 

        Vinegar Eel Starter Cultures
               For Egg Layer Fry

            
             Taken from cultures 
         maintained here for many
        years, they are used here.
        to raise primarily the Odessa
         Barbs, and can be used
       for most any egg layer fry that
        are not sensitive to acidity. 
                Please email.
       selectaquatics@gmail.com
      with your ZIP Code for a Quote
       to ship a culture out to you!

      $10 + USPS 3-5 Day Priority
                    Shipping    .
 

 
 
      
 
                    Please email
   
   selectaquatics@gmail.com when
                Combining Orders
              for Correct Shipping
 

             Spring / Summer 2020

    As we do our best to stay healthy, much is going on
    at Select Aquatics. The latest:

    I am continuing to ship, and will continue to ship through
    my little small town post office for as long as possible.
    The Levamisole, Fertilizer, caves and other Hard Goods
    are in Good Supply.

    P. Velifera News - After not breeding to expectations
    here, a customer has a couple hundred that will be
    available to be shipped by the 3rd -4th week of April.
    I will not have them here. You must email him to place
    an order. Please put "Velifera Purchase" in the subject
    line. His email is- congo1040@yahoo.com. Payments
    and any other arrangements will be handled with
    him. But the same population will be available!

    After many years of working toward this goal, the
    Tiger Limia has formally received its latin name, after
    the person that collected it in 1999, and distributed it
    throughout the hobby, Dominic Isla. The Tiger Limia
    is now Limia islai. Many thanks to Dr. Pablo Weaver,
    and Rodet Rodriguez - Silva! You can see Dominic
    in the Video on the Tiger Limia HERE.

    The Xiphophorus Montezumae and the
    Poecilia velifera have become very rare in the
    hobby, and efforts to get others to breed and sell
    these fish have not been successful.
    When hearing recently that both were nearly gone
    from the hobby, I contacted over 100 customers
    that  had received nearly 1000 fish.

    They were asked how the fish had done for them,
    their set up and care requirements, whether they
    still had them, and what advice would they share
    to others about to obtain them. All of the
    responses I received. in their entirety can be
    seen below:



    Poecilia Velifera Customer Feedback

    Xiphophorus Montezuma Customer Feedback



    The Xiphophorus Montezuma are nearly ready to
    be shipped, and their availability video will be posted
    within the next two weeks, and sales will be first come
    first serve. When the video is posted, simply email
    selectaquatics@Gmail.com with your ZIP Code
    and what you would like.

   Since the posting of "Egg Layer Breeding for
   Livebearer Keepers",
I have run over 20 Odessa
   breeding batches to totally reinvent the way that the
   Odessas are bred here. After nearly 2 years of
   undersized batches, they are back to breeding in
   good numbers again, and the Odessas are now
   available in groups of Six 2-4 Month old Unsexed.
   A Video on how they are now being bred is being
   prepared to be posted soon.

   Start a school of Odessas with a current sale
   of  8  2-3 Month Unsexed for just $110 Including
   USPS Overnight Shipping! (Plus an Extra!)

   The Xenotoca doadrioi will follow the Xiphophorus
   Montezuma over the next couple weeks, and the 
   Green Dragons continue to slowly grow out.

   Species to be released this season as their numbers 
   are ready to go also include the Zoogoneticus tequila
   and the Ataeniobious toweri.


   Thank you!

    

   Greg Sage
   selectaquatics@gmail.com
 

 
        Levamisole is Available!
 
 
 
 
 

       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
                     gallons.
          
       Dosage Information HERE

          10 gram packet- $20
          20 gram packet- $35
          52 gram packet- $60
        Prices include shipping.
     Email for Non US Shipments

     Premeasured Dosage Spoon
             Available Below!!

 
 

   

           
 
      Levamisole
             Sizes
             
 
  Levamisole Measuring Spoon

  See it HERE!

 
 

   Wanna know what the Measuring
   Spoon guy is Working On Next?
   
    It's something for Your Aquarium
    that I Promise You have Never

    Seen before!  Click Here!

 
   
 
 
 
 

 

                    Mr. Sage provided me with the best experience I could've asked for. The wonderful fish he breeds are priced
               very affordably, and are super high quality.

              He always responded to our emails swiftly and was extremely helpful with any questions and concerns we had.
              His packaging of the fish was phenomenal, and all (even the extras!) arrived across the country in excellent
              condition!

              They are beautiful, healthy, and active. it was incredibly stress-free as I knew I could trust the process.
              Despite a small delay due to the USPS, Greg quickly assured us that the fish would be fine.

              Mr. Sage has a great reputation in the livebearer hobby, and I can say he has totally lived up to that
              reputation for me and I'm looking forward to ordering from him again! I seriously can't recommend him
              enough. Thank you for all you do for the hobby, Mr. Sage!

             Christina K. NY

 

                 First, off thank you for the beautiful fish. Every time I receive a new species from you I am always surprised by 
              how much more beautiful they are in real life versus the picture. The Alfaro cultratus you sent for example are far more 
              stunning than any picture I have ever seen of them. That includes Google image searches.

              Jay G., The Woodlands, TX

           

                Hi Greg,
             The Odessa barbs are here, in GREAT shape, and currently 'acclimatizing' in a 5 gallon bucket with my own 
              graduated drip system.

             Thank you very, VERY much for your attention and care and patience with me throughout this process. I've been 
             receiving fish via express mail for 30 years but your packing is a whole new universe from what I've ever experienced.

            Thank you again for the 'bonus' fish which I counted as 8 but my wife insists is 9. She also could not believe the packing
            or condition of the fish. Also, thank you for the anticipated forwarding of the rebate check for the excess shipping charge.
            When everything stabilizes, I'll forward some pics. Again this has been the best fish purchasing experience I've ever had.

            Ed D. Rio verde, AZ

 

                                                                See "What Do Customers Think of Select Aquatics" Here

 
 
 
 
 
 

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