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 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

                   See New Shipping Info Below!!  

               Select Aquatics Lineup


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

      To Order. Use Paypal Buttons below, for Live Goods, 
                   Email, and
                     Please Include Your Zip Code! 





        P. Velifera Available!!
 I furcidens Available / Limited!
              NOT being Sold by
               Select Aquatics

Canadian Customers!
        Odessa Barbs Available!
                   to Order            

       Select Aquatics Channel!
         Click Here for all Select
     Aquatics YouTube Videos,
     Including a Brief Overview
            of Each Video!

     Perfect Batch Brine Shrimp
      Hatcher Shipping Now!!

                            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


           What Do Customers
                 Think of
            Select Aquatics?


             Perfect Batch
     Brine Shrimp Hatcher

Taking Preorders Now!!

    Will Be Available Sept. 15!!


    "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!


    Ataeniobious toweri, Anteojitas, San Marcos, Mexico

          Group of Six 2-4 Month Old Unsexed,
          or 2 Pair + 1 extra = $50

          Fedex Shipping is a Flat Rate $70.

         Email for a Quote
         and Next Available Day to Ship. Be sure to 
         include your Zip Code.

        See the Hatcher Manual


            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!



   Customer Feedback and
   Care Information:

    Poecilia velifera

    Xiphophorus montezumae


               Limia Islai "Tiger", Lake Miragoane, Haiti


          Group of Six 2-4 Month Old Unsexed = $50

          Fedex Shipping is a Flat Rate $70.

         Email for a Quote
         and Next Available Day to Ship. Be sure to 
         include your Zip Code.

            Ameca splendens, Rio Teuchitlan, Mexico


        Current Colorado Dept. of
      Agriculture Inspection of
      Select Aquatics available


          Group of Six 2-4 Month Old Unsexed = $50

          Fedex Shipping is a Flat Rate $70.

         Email for a Quote
         and Next Available Day to Ship. Be sure to 
         include your Zip Code.


         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, at the
       bottom of each video. You will then Receive
       a Notification when the videos are Posted.

           Greg Sage, Owner, Select Aquatics

      To Order Fish, Multiple Hard Goods Items,
      or International non-Fish items, Please email  for a Quote.

                              Thank You!



        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!



        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


     New Shipping Info!



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


     Select Aquatics has qualified to ship fish with
     another company at substantially lower rates,
     and this past week (6-13), 5 test shipments
     went well, with only one box arriving a day
     late, with no losses.

     I am now shipping fish with FedEx, at a one
     price rate of $70 for a box of six 2-4 Month
     Old Unsexed, or 5 young plecos, or two pair
     (with one extra), plus the cost of the fish.
     This is only within the United States, and is
     the same for any destination.

     I will continue shipping USPS 3-5 Day Priority
     for the Levamisole kits, the Perfect Batch
     Brine Shrimp Hatcher, Rapid Grow Aquarium
     Plant Fertilizer, Sodium thiosulfate and any
     Vinegar Eel or Microworm cultures.

     When you would like to order a species
     listed above as available, please email  
     me at, please
     include your ZIP Code, and I will send you
     back a quote with the payment information
     and the next available date to ship.


     Current temperatures are an issue, and losses
     are minimal when shipped below 90 here and
     at your destination. Colder water Goodeids
     should not be shipped in temperatures that
     exceed 85. I check our temperatures when
     a quote is written, and on the morning your box
     is to be shipped. If a delay is necessary, I will
     keep in close contact to get the fish to you as
     safely and as quickly as possible.

     If you wish to place an order, and
     temperatures are prohibitive, I will check our
     temperatures each weekend, and contact you
     each weekend with whether a shipping date is
     possible for the upcoming week. I have done
     this for many years, and it has worked well.
     Payment does not need to be made until just
     prior to your shipping date.

    The final line-up here at Select Aquatics is
     becoming established, and many species that
     sold only briefly following their breeding seasons
     are being built out in larger numbers, to be
     available for longer periods of the year. Where
     there were 30 species here in the past, today
     there are 12 of the most rare, in greatest
     demand, or lines that were developed here
     that have been given more space and are
     being built out.

    Here is the current status of each of the
    species here:

    Ataeniobious toweri, Anteojitas, San Marcos -
    After being here now for close to 10 years,
    this rare and distinctive population finally
    kicked in roughly 2 years ago, and are
    in good supply . Many are available in groups
    of six 2-4 Month Old Unsexed, as well as
    young pairs.

    Alfaro cultratus "The Knife Livebearer"-
    Chosen because they have done well
    in the water qualities here, are rare in
    the hobby, and have always been in good
    demand. Their numbers are doing well,
    sold primarily as young sexed pairs.

    Ameca splendens, Rio Teuchitlan - This
    particularly attractive population continues
    to do very well, and though in strong
    demand, their rate of reproduction has
    kept them pretty routinely available in
    groups of six 2-4 Month Old
    Unsexed, and limited young pairs.

    Ilyodon furcidens - Selectively bred for
    color and markings since 2004 - Their
    numbers were knocked down roughly
    two years ago, and are coming back
    strong. The pulling and sorting of them
    was shown in the most recent Select
    Aquatics Questions video, Posted
    on 6-10.

    Limia Islai "Tiger"- These are in good
    supply and have been here since 2000,
    from the original collection.  These are
    available in groups of Six 2-4 Month Old

    Limia Perugia, Boca de Cachon- These
    are currently doing very well, and a number
    of young are coming up that will be
    available in groups of two young pairs.
    Hopefully, groups of six 2-4 Month Old
    Unsexed will also be available soon.

    Odessa Barbs- A recent full sized batch
    was recently bought up and a new batch
    is being started to be ready in in groups of
    six 2-4 Month Old Unsexed within roughly
    6-8 weeks.

    Plecostomus Green Dragon- The groups
    of Green Dragons had an average
    production this year, and there are more
    short fins and albinos. My number of
    longfin Green Dragons will be slightly
    reduced when their Availability Video
    is posted. I am hoping to produce
    100, but may not meet that. With the
    reduction in species here I will be
    setting up more breeding groups
    toward next year, and continuing to
    focus on building them out.

    Synodontis lucipinnis- The F1s selected
    for high contrast are just now starting to
    breed, and I am hoping to focus on them
    and produce fry again soon.

    Xenotoca doadrioi - Their recent breeding
    season was only fair in production for them
    this year, but numerous breeding groups
    have produced enough fry so that groups
    of 2 young pairs should be available soon.

    Xiphophorus Montezuma- Though here
    for over 10 years, my population was
    moved to another fishroom where they
    were well maintained. Customers have
    been writing that the Montezumas are
    again becoming difficult to find, and may
    again be disappearing from the hobby.
    I re-obtained my line a few months ago.
    Numerous fry are doing well, and I hope
    to be offering them again within roughly the
    next year.

    Zoogoneticus tequila, Rio Teuchitlan -
    Their breeding is kicking in now, and their
    overall numbers are picking up. I anticipate
    being able to offer groups of two young pair

    Those are all of the species I have here today.

    I continue to work on the free AquariumCareApp,
    which will be all about freshwater husbandry,
    and am on steady course to post it within
    the next couple months.

    The next Select Aquatics Questions video was
    posted on 6-10, and is titled "Select Aquatics
    Questions- Water Testing, BBS Hatchers and
    Sorting Ilyodon furcidens.

    Thank you!

    Greg Sage



     Canadian Customers:
     USPS has reconfigured Canadian shipping.

     Levamisole is shipped regularly, but my
     fertilizer has sometimes been delayed by
     Canadian Customs.

     There are 3 ways to ship the levamisole
     (10, 20 or 52 grams) and they are:

     First Class - Up to 3 weeks - $15 + Medication
     6-10 days - $27 + Medication
     3-5 Day Priority - $45 + Medication

     US rates have not changed. (3-5 Day - $9.00)

     Greg Sage





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


   Perfect Batch Hatchers

        Blue         Black  

     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      
Perfect Batch Hatcher Options

       Price Includes US Shipping!



       Click HERE for Hatcher Page
              and More Options!


                  Please email when
           Combining Hard Goods
        to ensure Correct Shipping


         Rapid Grow Aquarium Plant

         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 will Dose a
          100 gallon Tank Once.
          A Treatment is 2 Doses,
                24 hrs. apart.
       Dosage Information HERE




           Levamisole HCL Kit


        > Light Protective Case mm
        > Light Proof Zip Lock Bag
   >Levamisole Measuring Spoon

          10 gram Kit and Med- $25
          20 gram Kit and Med.- $40
      52 gram Med + Spoon = $63.50


    Above Prices Include Shipping 


        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!

      $15 + USPS 3-5 Day Priority
                    Shipping    .

         Levamisole + Kit

 These Buttons will add $8 Shipping

     Levamisole Only



   Please!  Non - US Customers!

     for a Quote as Postage Costs 
             will Differ. Thank you!   


        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.


     Wanna know what the Levamisole
    Measuring Spoon and Case guy is
                 Working On Next?

             Click on Picture to see Latest
               UnderWater Waterfall from
                  Aquavista Aquatics!


                    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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