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
    fish.


    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
        selectaquatics@gmail.com .

_______________________________

              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 selectaquatics@gmail.com, and 
                             Please Include Your Zip Code!    

 

 

 

        Announcements!
                         

        P. Velifera Available!!
                     Contact
       Azulaquatics20@gmail.com
              NOT being Sold by
               Select Aquatics

         
Canadian Customers!
        Odessa Barbs Available!
        Email odessa@fishez.ca
                   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 to be Shipped on
            September 15!!
      Sign on to the Waitlist!

 
 
                                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
             
Manual

   
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!

 
                          Levamisole hydrochloride
           For treatment of Livebearer Disease,   
     Camallanus worms and many minor Parasites
 
   
   
     

        See the Hatcher Manual
                  
HERE!

________________________

            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
   Diseases
   Filtration
   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?
   Plants
   Repairing an Aquarium
   Selective Breeding
   Setting up a Fishroom
   Shipping
   Troubleshooting / Fixit Guide
   Plus Many more here!
  

   Customer Feedback and
   Care Information:

    Poecilia velifera

    Xiphophorus montezumae

 
                Rapid Grow Aquarium Plant Fertilizer
          One Container will dose 44,000 Gallons!
 
   
   
     
                           Sodium Thiosulfate 1 lb.
       One pound will Dechlorinate many thousands
                     of Gallons of tap water.
 
   
 

          Many species sold by Select Aquatics
         continue to be built out and bred to be
         shipped as they become available,
         including the Longfin Green Dragons,
         Odessa Barbs, Xenotoca doadrioi,
         Ilyodon furcidens, Zoogoneticus tequila,
         limia Perugia Boca de Cachon, limia islai
         "Tiger", Ameca splendens and others.

         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
         selectaquatics@gmail.com  for a Quote.

                              Thank You!

 
 

        Current Colorado Dept. of
      Agriculture Inspection of
      Select Aquatics available

                  HERE.
 

 
   
 

         USPS Fish Shipping 
              Update

             

 
 
 
 

 

                   Email
     
selectaquatics@gmail.com  
        to purchase any of these fish.
           Extras are sent with every
               carefully packed box.
 

         Payment by Paypal, check
                  or money order.
                  Paypal account:
        selectaquatics@gmail.com
         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

            

                 Summer 2021

   .
     The information below applies only to Shipping
     Live Fish, and does not apply to the Levamisole,
     Rapid Grow fertilizer, Sodium Thiosulfate or
     Plants orders shipped USPS 3-5 Day Priority.

     Hard Goods all ship on the day following 
     payment, and if the order comes in early enough,   
     I will often ship the same day.

     I have been very fortunate. My local Post Office
     has been supportive, friendly, and each person
     has greatly assisted my shipping fish for over
     12 years. However, broader changes by the
     Post Office have greatly affected the ability to
     ship live fish, at least temporarily.

     On June 19, 2019, USPS dramatically raised
     overnight shipping rates, raising the cost of
     overnight express by 30% to 40%. At that time,
     two pair or six 2-4 Month Old Unsexed cost
     $60- $80 to ship, depending on your ZIP Code.
     The price increase took those charges to
     $100-$120 to ship, depending on your ZIP
     Code.

     I spoke with many people, and a conservation
     benefactor stepped forward to assist getting
     these rare fish out into the hobby.

     This anonymous donor has been subsidizing
     all of my overnight shipping of fish since that
     time, allowing me to ship at the previous
     rate. This grant was provided for 2 years,
     and it expires on June 11. As a result,
     overnight shipping from this point forward
     must be for the actual USPS shipping cost, 
     which today is roughly $105 - $125 to ship
     for 2 pair, or Six 2-4 Month Old Unsexed, plus
     the cost of the fish. If you have received a box
     of fish from me over the last two years,
     30%-40% of your shipping was paid for by
     this benefactor.

      As well, currently, over 50% of overnight
     shipments are arriving late, resulting in
     losses. So I am currently holding off on
     shipping fish until temperatures and
     dependability of overnight shipping
     is again consistent.

     UPS sales representatives have told
     me the best they could do was
     approximately 30% more than USPS,
     and talks with FedEx to ship from this
     area have been unsuccessful. I will
     see if that is still the case.  

     Shipping these especially rare fish, obviously,
     can only be done with overnight delivery.

     Upcoming species will be shipped following
     notice in this space, after the posting of an
     Availability Video.

     __________________________________

     The move of Select Aquatics is on hold
     due to issues finding a property, but daily work
     on the new, free, aquarium husbandry website /
     app continues. New YouTube presentations are
     being put together now, and will start as the
     website/app nears completion.

     An entirely new, updated Select Aquatics
     Wordpress website is also being written and
     put together, and that will be posted along with
     the website/app.

     Lastly, watch this space for an entirely new,
     durable, stable, simple, easy to clean,
     portable, affordable, 2 liter Select Aquatics
     "Perfect Batch Brine Shrimp Hatcher". It is 
     made to guarantee maximum yield with
     every batch. Unlike others offered, this
     Hatcher was designed based on many
     years of daily brine shrimp hatching at
     Select Aquatics.   It is currently being
     tested, and the manual is finished, and can
     be seen HERE, and we will start shipping
     September 15th.         

     A Wait List has been started, and as the
     September 15th release date approaches,
     I will email you with the payment information
     and the day it will be shipped. The hatcher
     will be sold this fall at an introductory price 
     of just $40, including Shipping! 
     Please email selectaquatics@gmail.com,
     with "Hatcher" in the subject line, and one
     will be reserved for you!

 

     Thank you!




     Greg Sage
     selectaquatics.com
     selectaquatics@Gmail.com


 

 

 

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

 
     
 

 

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

 

      

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                     Please email
   
   selectaquatics@gmail.com when
                Combining Hard Goods
             to ensure Correct Shipping
 
                     Sodium
                 Thiosulfate


     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 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

         

                 

 
          
 
 
 
 
 
 

         Rapid Grow Aquarium Plant
                        Fertilizer

         Rapid Grow Aquarium Plant
                        Fertilizer

            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 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 

 
             
           
 
 
 
 
         Levamisole + Kit

 These Buttons will add $8 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.
       selectaquatics@gmail.com
      with your ZIP Code for a Quote
       to ship a culture out to you!

      $10 + USPS 3-5 Day Priority
                    Shipping    .
 

 
     Levamisole Only
 
 

      Please!  Non - US Customers!

   Email selectaquatics@gmail.com  
     for a Quote as Postage Costs 
    
             will Differ. Thank you!   

 
 

   

           
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

        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
       selectaquatics@gmail.com
       for available dates.

 
             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
              condition!

              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

 

                                                                See "What Do Customers Think of Select Aquatics" Here

 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                    167 McAfee Circle, Erie, CO. 80516          Email us at selectaquatics@gmail.com             Contact Us

                                                                                

 

                                                                                Licensed Colorado Pet Animal Care Facility 68-6566-12