here are of the same fish found elsewhere at the site. Click on
the name to learn more about
each species. The fry will be 1-5 months old, and
generally not yet sexed out. These all
fairly consistently, and should grow just as
large and robust
as those in the pictures with proper maintenance, food and
water changes. I will add extras to cover possible losses
during shipment. All
fish are not fed
hrs. prior to delivery and shipped using breatheable bags
in a styrofoam box.
Species offered may
not always be available, and just sexed fish may be included
when young unsexed fish are not available.
To order, simply email or text
firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 303-204-8662 to set up
determine shipping cost. Shipping is on Saturday- Wednesday, and
can be either overnight or priority mail.
A wait list by order received is available if current stock
needs to be replenished. Payment is made by
depositing to the Select Aquatics Paypal account (acct:-
email@example.com ) at the
website. Priority Mail for delivery in 3-5 days of up to 2-3
pair or 6-8 fry is $15- $20. Overnight, depending
on weight and destination, is around $35 - $45. Heat packs during
colder months are $2.00. Shipping costs
outside of the continental U.S. will vary.
magnificent swordtail in the world with a sword that is
routinely 1.5 times its body length.
Hardy when kept as any swordtail (see
X. monty care tips
for more info), easy to raise and breed, full
sized males can reach or exceed 5.5 inches. Generally,
they do not eat their fry. Non aggressive,
a large, planted show tank of these fish is
breathtaking. Generally very difficult to find in the hobby,
Sexed adults are $7.50, but six 1-3 month old young are just $40.00.
One of the most
beautiful wild swordtails. Originally a population believed to be from
Guatemala (location data is unknown), this strain came from England
about 2002. With
good water quality and
foods these can become 5 inches long
(including sword). Intensely
colored, this line will throw occasional albinos. Adults are $7.50, 6+
fry are $30.00.
A colorful, elegant, very different fish. Known as the "Knife
Livebearer", they will
school together, prowling just beneath the surface. Naturally
surface feeders, they
are hardy, will take all dry foods, and really appreciate
foods such as fruit flies
and brine shrimp. A good community fish. Adults are $6.00, 6 fry
the largest bodied swordtail in the world, brightly colored with
a long turquoise
and orange sword.
Normally $6.00 each as adults, 6 fry are just $25.00. To get
to their full
size these are best
bought as young fish. Grown out here in tanks with fairly high stocking
grow out as nice
sized swords, but not what they can be with frequent feedings
and more space.
Those in the
breeder tank routinely reach just short of 6 inches- see
These have been my most popular fish, and are the bright red barbs
referred to on the customer
comments page. They have been selectively bred for 4 years
now for intense red color and
a rich, true black. It's best for
this brightest of barbs to be with at least 5 to school
together and to be most comfortable.
Attractive as young fish (see inset pic), they are never
seen when young because the males
take 6 months+ to color up, and the attractive bronze
colored females with black markings
do not develop the red stripe. Normally $6.50 each for males,
$6.00 for females, we are offering six 2-3 month old, unsexed
fish (those in the inset pic are 2 months)
6 for just $30.00 to start a solid, schooling group.
This is one of the
fish kept in the hobby, thought for over 40 years to be extinct
in the wild.
A very hardy
When in breeding color, males will turn charcoal black with a
bright tail stripe.
This can be seen in the
video on the Z. tequila
video page. They will have from
approximately every 60
days, and it is usually best to remove the female to have her
Normally $7.50 each, 5
young are just $30.00.
Not yet formally identified, the Tiger Limia is from Lake
Miragoane in Haiti, and closely related
to the Limia nigrofasciata. Only kept in
the hobby since 2000, it is fairly hardy and prolific when
provided with consistent water conditions,
adequate aeration, and regular (30-50% monthly) water changes.
Best bought in groups of six 2-5 month old for $30, many males
take until near
adulthood before they sex out. Sexed out
adults are $6.50.
One of the most distinctively shaped fish in the Livebearer
hobby, this fish is also from Lake Miragoane
in Haiti. Now only rarely brought into the US due to
increased export restrictions, this population was
collected around 1998 for use at a local university,
and has been gradually released into the hobby.
Similar to the Tiger Limia, these can be hardy and
prolific when provided with consistent
and conditions. Taking long to sex out, these are best
bought as 1-4 month old fry. Adults are $7.50,
a group of 6 fry is just $30.00.
This 3-4 inch fish is selectively bred to emphasize the striking
yellow background with blue and
black markings, demonstrating its common
name as a "Trout Goodeid". Easy to breed, the
are some of the largest of goodeid young, eating
immediately and growing quickly. To protect all young, gravid females should be moved to
have their fry. Adults are $7.50, but 5 young are
only $30. Extras are sent to cover any shipping
losses. This fish makes for a very striking display
in a 30, 40 or 50 gallon
This population has a distinct coloration rarely seen in the
other populations of X. eiseni
currently available. Known as the "Red -Tailed"
goodeid, this population possesses a
yellow caudal peduncle and tail,with a blue and light green
sheen over the body. Females should
be separated to have their fry,
though when well fed many fry will survive in a lightly stocked
are $6.00, 6 fry are $30. A tank of only males of this
population is amazing!
considered extinct in the wild, it was recently discovered in
two small critically endangered
Known in the hobby many years ago, it is rarely seen, and
though once seen is pet stores is no longer available
commercially. Known as the "Butterfly Goodeid" it is one of
the prettiest and hardiest goodeids.
do not eat their large fry
and will reproduce easily with good
and a vegetable
component added to their diet. Adults are $7.50, but 5 young
are just $30.