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 30 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





- Check out the new essay
        on keeping, breeding and
        achieving success with the
        Sailfin Molly, P. velifera!
      -         See the latest
               Select Aquatics
             Box Reveal Video
           by Aquarium Co-Op!!

         Z. tequila              Puntius padamya        Ilyodon furcidens         Green Dragon pleco
                                         "Odessa Barbs"

                                       (Text will link to videos and Species Pages)

       Species                              Six 2-4 mo. fry       Young PAIRS

     Species For Sale

     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?



     How Easy or Hard are these Fish
      to Keep and Breed? Click Here.


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




   Zoogoneticus tequila
   P. padamya "Odessa"
Ilyodon furcidens
Ancistrus Green Dragon
   Longfin normal color
   Short fin normal color
   No - $35
Yes - $35
Yes- $35

  2 in.
Yes -$15 .ea
  2 in.
Yes -$10 .ea.    
  Yes- $17 pr.
Yes- $15 pr.
Yes- $17 pr.
   No - $50 pr.
   No-  $25 pr.

      -        See the "I'm New
                  to These Fish"
            Everything you need
                      to know!

      -    A prolific, hardy, room
          temperature species of
                   White Worm!
                 For Sale Here!!



      "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
   Breeding Alfaro cultratus
   Breeding Green Dragons
   Breeding Odessa Barbs
   Fish Adjustment
   Fishkeeping Tips
   Fishroom, Setting Up
   Harvesting Livebearer Fry
   Keeping Poecilia velifera
   Live Foods
   New to These Fish Article
   Repairing an Aquarium
   Selective Breeding
   Setting up a Fishroom
   Plus Many More Here!


     Xenotoca eiseni           "Tiger" Limia            Xiphohorus mayae      Ameca splendens
         San Marcos      Lake Miragoane, Haiti     Rio Bellaire Honduras     Rio Teuchitlan


        Species                              Six 2-4 mo. fry        Young PAIRS 
  Xenotoca eiseni San Marcos
Limia "Tiger
Xiphophorus mayae
Ameca splendens
       Yes - $35
Yes - $35
Yes - $35
Yes - $35
       Yes - $17
Yes - $17
Yes - $17
Yes - $17
   Alfaro cultratus         Xiphophorus alvarezi     Xiphophorus helleri       Pleco Green Dragon
                                                                              Rio Otapa                  Albino Longfin
      Species                              Six 2-4 mo. fry       Young PAIRS
  Alfaro cultratus
Xiphophorus alvarezi
Xiph. helleri Rio Otapa
  Albino Longfin Grn Dragon
  Albino Shortfin Grn Dragon

     Yes - $35
Yes - $35
Yes - $35
Yes- 2 in. - $12 ea.
Yes - 2 in.- $8 ea.
  Yes- $17 pr.
Yes - $17 pr.
  No - $17 pr.
   Xenotoca eiseni          Xiph. alvarezi Gold     Characodon lateralis    Xiphophorus birchmanni
       Rio Tamazula                                              Puente Pino Suarez
      Species                              SIX 2-4 Mo. Fry      Young PaiRS              
     Xenotoca eiseni
     Rio Tamazula              
     Xiph. alvarezi Gold
     Characodon lateralis Red
     - Puente Pino Suarez
     Xiph. birchmanni

     Yes - $35
     No - $35
     No - $35

     No - $17 pr.
     No - $17 pr.
     No - $25 pr.
     No - $25 pr.
     No - $20

         Current Colorado Dept. of
            Agriculture Inspection of
            Select Aquatics available


     Limia nigrofasciata     Xiph montezumae      Poecilia velifera          Skiffia multipunctata
                                                                                 Yucatan                      La Isle Zamora
        Species                              SIX 2-4 Mo. Fry      Young PaiRS

        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!

     Limia nigrofasciata
     Xiphophorus montezumae
     Poecilia velifera
     Skiffia Black Beauty
     Skiffia multipunctata
     No - $35
     No - $50
Yes - $40
Yes - $40
     No - $17
     No - $20
     No - $40
Yes -$20

        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

               Skiffia Black Beauty

   How are the Rarest Species doing?          

                  What does "Being Worked On" Mean?"
Here for specific info on each of these fish.

           Fish that are currently not available will be
            posted for sale as their numbers improve.


        Look For Select Aquatics on





       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.





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


                           Posted August 2016

   - We have been working hard to bring up numbers on
      many species, and many are now listed as available,
      and more will be added over the next couple months. 

   - To those on Wait List for Xiph montezumae: They  are
      doing well again, and many are just beginning to sex out.
      If you have been on a wait list for them since January, you
      you will receive an email offering them, 2 young pair for
      $45 over the next 2-4 months. Once wait list orders are
      satisfied, they will then be put up as available for sale here.
   - Many new species have been added as available, with
      more to come!

  - Many new articles are in the works, and will be Posted
     over the next few weeks, and for those considering the
     Giant Sailfin Molly, P. velifera, please check out he new
     essay on keeping them as they are not your standard
     molly-  A new section on troubleshooting problems with
     the fish, your tank and diseases, called the "Fixit" section
     is also being put together and will be posted soon.

   - For those who would like to keep the fish sold here, but
     may not have had luck with livebearers, or have never
     kept a truly rare species, please check out "I'm New To
     These Fish", that builds on he current site and addresses
     issues not covered in other places.

   - Due to the number of calls, and there is just me here most
      of the time, and I need to summarize any conversation
      and send an email to put any orders into writing
      anyway, I can no longer take phonecalls. Simply
      email me, and I will get back to you within 24 hrs.

   - Please check out the Open Letter to all fishkeepers.
     These fish are disappearing - it is literally up to you and I
     to ensure that these do not go extinct in the hobby, and for 
     some species, extinct entirely. It is up to the hobby - many of
     these fish are not being kept anywhere else, and hobbyist
     conservation efforts once common in the past are no longer
     being done. It is up to us to keep these around.

       Thank you! 

        Greg Sage, Owner, Select Aquatics


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



     4" Air Driven Box Filters
       See Filtration Video for
        Demonstrations of use.
    Never wears out. No moving
       parts, sturdy construction,
     no airstone, just hook up
    to an air pump. Comes with
           precut 4" lift tube.
      $8.00 each + shipping.


        Custom Made Green Dragon
            Pleco Breeding Caves

Years of testing to create a cave
     irresistible to the Green Dragons.
    Offered both glazed and unglazed 

             Room Temperature
                 White Worms!

      Great Year Around Live Food
          Culture + Starter Food
         $10 + Priority Shipping.
          See More Info HERE.


         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
                20 gram packet- $35
                52 gram packet- $60
              Prices include shipping.



    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.
       $20 includes shipping
            for 1 container.


       Hey, Greg- They arrived about an hour ago. Everything looks
       good and the packing was AMAZING! I will definitely direct
       folks to your site!
       Roy W., Houston, Texas

       Hi Greg- I've seen longfin Green Dragons and thought that I
       knew what to expect but WOW! I wasn't expecting such  
       vibrant green,  and their fins are AMAZING!
       Thank you very much!

       Skye A., Bandon Oregon


    Hello, Just wanted to say thank you again for your great fish. I have already had one of  the X. mayae females produce her first brood.
    Today a Tiger Limia dropped fry for the first  time. The Tiger fry already have faint stripes on them!  I would definitely recommend your fish
    to anyone interested in high quality Livebearers!
     Dan K. Wake Forest, N.C.

     Dear Greg- I have 8 beautiful Alfaro cultratus happily swimming in their new home. They arrived at noon today and I picked them up within the
     hour. This has been a great experience from start to finish. I'm not sure how many of my fish friends are aware of your services but you can bet
     I'll tell them at our next meeting. Thanks a million for everything!
     Joe P. Waynesboro, VA. 

     Hey Greg - Really nice job with these guys. Those furcidens look bullet proof, they practically ate out of those bags. Nice touch with the heat
     packs and cloth wraps. Shows you took the time and these were professionally sent. I've been sent fish for 40 years and this easily was the best
     job. Please let me know if you get any other interesting fish!
    Ken B. Bridgewater, N.J.

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