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!   

               To Order,  Email, and 
                             Please Include Your Zip Code!    





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

  P. Velifera Available!!
                See Below under
                      Fall 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




     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!

   Customer Feedback and
   Care Information:

    Poecilia velifera

    Xiphophorus montezumae



          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

        Will be Available
          Again Soon!


     Neocaridina sp. Shrimp
       Allowed to Revert to Wild 

        Group of 20+ - $20

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




        Big Changes and Plans for Select Aquatics
                    over Upcoming Months!

        Select Aquatics will be Expanding the
        Production of YouTube Videos beginning
        Summer of 2021, as well as Introducing
        New Products to affordably Improve our

       There is one product due for this fall that
       I have been working for over a year, and it
       will provide answers to all of your
       fishkeeping needs, and will be based on
       daily responses to questions asked in over
       40,000 emails over the last 12 years.

       There are also items being developed
       specifically for Select Aquatics that
       will not be available anywhere else!

          Watch this space for Updates!


        Current Colorado Dept. of
      Agriculture Inspection of
      Select Aquatics available




        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



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


       NOTICE About Gen II Caves:

    The Caves are not Available at this
    Time as my Manufacturer has gone
    out of Business.

    But I DO HAVE a limited number
    of the Smaller Sized Original Blue
    caves left for sale. Please Email for
    a quote to ship these out to you.
    Thank you!

    Greg Sage
    Owner, Select Aquatics


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

                    Please email when
                Combining Hard Goods
             to ensure Correct Shipping

        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 Shortfin Albino

       Xenotoca doadrioi, San Marcos

       Xiphophorus montezumae, Tamasopo

       Zoogoneticus tequila





       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




     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      

           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

    Only Levamisole 10 gram - $22   
    Only Levamisole 20 gram - $35
Only Levamisole 52 gram - $60   

    Above Prices Include 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

               Back In Stock!


              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

                             Thank You!

         Levamisole + Kit

 These Buttons will add $8 Shipping

     Levamisole Only

            What's Been Going On
            at Select Aquatics!


      Please!  Non - US Customers!

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



                Late Fall 2020

   .Thank you to everyone who has ordered following
    the posting of recent Availability Videos for the
    Longfin Green Dragons, the Limia perugia Boca
    de Cachons, (which are still available), the
    Odessa Barbs and the Xiphophorus Montezumas.

    I have so far shipped out 97 of the Longfin Green
    Dragons, (19 orders of 4+1, and one order of 2 fish),
    with only one box arriving a day late, and no losses.
    The next batch are coming up, and when ready to
    ship I will be contacting the remainder of the
    saved 20 emails from those who wrote but did not
    receive fish following the last Availability Video. 

   12 groups of the Limia perugia Boca de Cachons
    have also been shipped, and this incredibly
    spectacular fish, with less than 300 in existence -
    over 200 of them are here- needs to be maintained
    by those with the tank space and desire to help keep
    this fish from going extinct. They are not difficult to
    maintain, but do require consistent husbandry with
    occasional feedings of live or frozen foods, and
    species-only tanks for them of 30 gallons or larger.
   Be sure to check out their Availability Video HERE.

   Lastly, the manufacturer of the base mix for the
   Rapid Grow Aquarium Plant Fertilizer has
   suspended production temporarily, and I am told
   it will be available again very shortly. I am in contact
   with both my local vendor and the company, and
   will post the fertilizer as available in the left column
   as soon as it is again ready to be shipped.

   I will ship when temperatures are above 35
   here and at your destination with a heat pack ,
   Hold For Pickup. Due to suspension of
   Overnight Express deliveries, and overall
   rougher handling, I will cease shipping from
   November 15 until December 1. I will then ship
   until December 15, and will resume regular
   shipping, temperatures permitting, on
   January 4.

    P. Velifera News - After not breeding to expectations
    here, I now have a customer that has Velifera 
    available and is shipping them.

    Please Email  
    He is also a long term customer of Select Aquatics,
    and drop him an email to have him ship these out
    to you! He sells them at .5 - 1.5 inches, 8 +
    USPS Ovenight Express Shipping = $150.

    They will ship them to you, payments and any other
    arrangements will be handled with them. Thank you!

    Canadian Customers - Though I am Unable to
    Ship Live Fish To Canada, a Top Breeder and
    Good Friend in the Toronto area is Currently
    Offering my Line of Pethia padamya (Odessa)
    to Canadian Hobbyists, and is currently Shipping.
    Email him to place an order at

    If you are a Canadian Breeder and are maintaining
    any of my lines, and are willing to sell and ship within
    Canada, pleae let me know, and I can post your
    information here. Thank you!

   Thank you!


   Greg Sage


        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    .


     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!

       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.



                    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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