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


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



    Postal Rate Increases!
             Please Check out this
                  Update HERE!!

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


                Limia Tiger
      Lake Miragoane, Haiti

      Six 2-4 Mo. unsexed - $35
      Young sexed pairs - $17

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



     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?





            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!







      "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!




         Ameca splendens
             Rio Teuchitlan

       Six 2-4 Month Unsexed - $40

      A. splendens Species  Page
      A. splendens Video Page
      A. splendens Care Page
      A. splendens Feature Video

     Plecostomus Longfin 
           Green Dragon

    Young are currently being
   grown out toward the next
   Release of 2-3 inch
   Unsexed Fish in the late
   Fall / Early Spring.

    Green Dragon Species Page
    Green Dragon Video Page
    Green Dragon Care Page
    Gen II Pleco Caves Video




     Neocaridina sp. Shrimp
       Allowed to Revert to Wild 

        Group of 20+ - $15

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



     Next Species to be Released in Coming Weeks:


            Pethia padamya "Odessa"

            Poecilia Velifera "Sailfin Molly"

            Xiphophorus montezumae



        Current Colorado Dept. of
      Agriculture Inspection of
      Select Aquatics available



        Species Being Bred Out for Future Sale:

       Alfaro cultratus

       Ameca splendens, Rio Teuchitlan

       Ataenobious toweri, San marcos

       Ilyodon furcidens

       Limia nigrofasciata, Lake Miragoane

       Limia "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

       Synodontis lucipinnis

       Xenotoca doadrioi, San Marcos

       Xenotoca lyonsi, Rio Tamazula

       Xiphophorus helleri Rio Otapa

       Xiphophophorus mayae Rio Bellaire

       Xiphophorus montezumae, Tamasopo

       Zoogoneticus tequila





        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



        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!



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


              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



        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.



            What's Been Going On
            at Select Aquatics!


            Summer / Fall 2019

   It has been busy since last fall, reconfiguring the
    fishroom. Filtration was improved and building out to
    better maintain larger numbers of those fish
    that have come into demand, such as the
    X. montezumae, P. velifera, my selectively bred
    line of Odessa barbs, the Ilyodon furcidens, and
    of course, the Green Dragons. Each of those will
    be posted as available again soon.

    Due to higher temperatures last year, the Building
    AC needed to be replaced, and less tolerant cooler
    water species, such as the Characodons, were
    moved to other fishrooms so they are not lost to
    the hobby, and are no longer here.

    The fishroom is primarily natural light, and with a
    few exceptions the fish here breed seasonally, 
    and spawning dates depend on which part of the
    world the species comes from. This is healthier
    for the fish, but means their window of breeding
    must provide fry for the year. The Green Dragons
    breed from November to January, the Goodeids
    from April to October, and the Poeciliads breed
    best from February to October. If moved to a
    fishroom without natural light cues, the fish will
    revert to breeding throughout the year. 

    As a result, starting this year, when a species
    is ready to be sold, I will post a YouTube video
    announcing their availability, and the fish to be
    sold will be shown. With a subscription to the
    Select Aquatics Channel, you will receive those
    notifications, and the availability will be kept up
    to date on this homepage as well.

    I've also finally gone with a shopping cart for
    the hard goods, but if you have any questions
    about dosages or any of the products, please do
    not hesitate to drop me an email and I will get
    right back to you. However, because of
    differences in weight between species at different
    ages, the amount of water they require, etc., the
    ordering of fish will continue to be done by emailing
    me at , with what you
    would like and your ZIP Code. I will then write you

    back with a quote including the payment information
    and the next available day to ship. All hard goods
    are shipped on the next business day following
    payment. Thank you!

    The Fish:

    The emphasis the last few months has been to
    get the Odessa numbers up - we had high
    ammonia levels this past winter due to de-icing
    chemicals, and pretty much had to wait it out.
    But multiple breeding groups are going, and
    numbers are gradually increasing with recent
    successful batches.

    Recent improvements in filtration (Documented
    in "Selectaquatics Presents - Central Filtration")
    has greatly boosted pleco egg production, and
    Green Dragon future releases should be much
    larger, the next should be late fall 2019.

    The Poecila velifera have produced well this
    spring, and numbers of young continue to
    increase. They are still small, but will be
    announced as available when they reach
    3/4-1 inch long at 3-4 months old.

    All of the other species are being worked on 
    as well, and I hope to begin offering a number 
    of species again soon.

    Greg Sage
    Owner, Select Aquatics



     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. 

             Gen II Pleco Caves
                  In two Sizes!

      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


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


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


        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.
      with your ZIP Code for a Quote
       to ship a culture out to you!

      $10 + USPS 3-5 Day Priority
                    Shipping    .





                    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

              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


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