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. is also
    a one stop site for fishkeeping

    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 also 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
         consistent collection of 20+
         species/lines (see Species
         Lineup) that are bred here
         and posted as available.
         If you do not see a desired
         species, or wish to see a
         new species offered, please
         contact Greg Sage at .



                  We breed and sell  only the most attractive,
                                    robust lines available!


            Select Aquatics Lineup

            Zoogoneticus tequila*
              Rio Teuchitlan

            Possibly extinct in wild
         Hardy, Attractive, Peaceful,
                 Easy to breed
            $7.50 each, 5 fry- $30

- Free Husbandry
     - Video of Select Aquatics
            and Filtration


   Xiphophorus montezumae

            Very popular, Write for

            $7.50 each, 6 fry- $40



     Species For Sale

     Levamisole for Sale

     Fishkeeping Tips

     Why Should I Keep Rare Fish?

     Articles and Handouts

     Rapid Grow Plant Fertilizer

     Water Change System

     Live Foods


           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!




     Species Currently Available:

         Alfaro cultratus
Ameca splendens
         Characodon audax
Characodon lateralis               
         Ilyodon furcidens
         Limia "Tiger"
         Neocaridina Shrimp
         Puntius padamya (Odessa)
         Skiffia multipunctata
         Xenotoca eiseni
         Xiphophorus alvarezi
         Xiphophorus alvarezi "Gold"
         Xiphophorus mayae
         Xiphophorus montezumae
         Zoogoneticus tequila

         Email for Availability:
Giardinus metallicus
         Plecostomus "Green Dragon"
         Xiphophorus alvarezi Albino
         Xiphophorus helleri Rio Otapa
   Species for Sale Page
   Care Guides for Each Species


                Check Out the
     "How Hard Are They?"



    Expanded Fry Deals- Click Here!



      "A Slightly Different Approach
            for Buying Swordtails"




         Characodon audax*
                El Toboso
        "The Black Prince"

          Endangered in the wild
               Excellent color
                  $10 each  


     Jenynsia lineata, Uruguay
        Arroyo India Moreta

      Distinct appearance, schooling,
       Email for availability $10 each

       Xiphophorus mayae
      Rio Bellaire, Honduras

         Largest swordtail in world!
           Colorful, Hardy, prolific
         Sexed adolescents- $7.50
           6 unsexed young- $30
        Skiffia multipunctata*
         Lago de Camecuaro

       Males almost entirely black
         Hardy, Peaceful, Beautiful
         Sexed adolescents- $7.50
                   6 fry- $30
           Ilyodon furcidens

       Selectively bred for coloration
     and markings. Hardy, very large
     young. Sexed adolescents- $7.50
             6 unsexed fry- $30
         Xiphophorus alvarezi
        The "Blue Swordtail"       

     Beautiful red striped wild swordtail
            Hardy, 5 in., peaceful.
                6 for $30,
       Sexed fish as available. $7.50.

           Alfaro cultratus
          "Knife Livebearer"

             Attractive, Hardy,
             Active, Peaceful,
         Schooling, Breeds Easily.
           $6.50 each, 6 fry- $30

        About Select Aquatics   

        The Goodeids

        The Swordtails

        Species Lineup

        Breeding These Fish

        Keeping Plants

        Tour the Fishroom

        Books and References

        Keeping These Fish

        Receiving Shipped Fish

        Frequently Asked Questions  






        Current Colorado Dept. of
        Agriculture Inspection of
        Select Aquatics available


         Ameca splendens*
           Rio Teuchitlan

           Critically endangered.
           Hardy, Breeds easily.
           $7.50 each, 5 fry- $30
             C. lateralis*
             Los Berros

          Selectively bred for color
     Always in demand, filling wait list
       Sexed adolescents- $12.50
         Xenotoca eiseni*
          Rio Tamazula*

      Endangered and attractive, 
      Very hardy, easy to breed.
        $7.50 each, 6 fry- $30
           "Tiger" Limia, Haiti
           Lake Miragoane

      Newly discovered, not yet identified.
      Attractive, easy to keep and breed.
             $6.50 each, 5 fry- $30


     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. Please contact us
     for dates that are still available!



    The Lateralis arrived in excellent health,
    and might I say they are the highest
    quality fish I've ever received! Great
    sizes, great coloring, great condition,
    absolutely splendid... Wrapping and
    insulation/heating were perfect. All in
    all the experience met my
    expectations, which were as high
    as they could be.
    N.B. Fall River, MA    

   "Thanks again for not only the fish
    but the information and excellent
    customer service. You are honestly
    one of the best fish sellers I have
    had the privilege of ordering from."
    R.P. Temple Hills, Maryland

    "Your quick responses, detailed
    answers, and willingness to go the
    extra mile are what sets you apart
    from other fish experiences I have
    A.H, Clemson, S.C.

     "The longfin green dragon plecos
    that you sent me are beautiful!
    They are of excellent quality!
    Every single one made it! You did
    a fantastic job packaging them, and
    had great communication throughout
    the transaction! Thank you for
    sending extras. I look forward to my
    next order as I will definitely be a
    repeat customer.
    A++++ transaction!!!!

    Alex - Pembroke Pines, FL


     Xiphophorus alvarezi "Gold"

            A new line. red striped,
         yellow, pure wild swordtail.
             Not a hybrid. Hardy.
          Sexed young As available.
                  $7.50 each
           Puntius padamya

            Incredible color, 5 years
              of careful breeding.
                Pairs available.
        Males- $6.50, Females- $6.00,
                     6 fry- $30
        Plecostomus "Green
        Dragon" Long Fin

            2-2.5 inches- $15
           3- 3.5 inches - $20
      Breeders priced individually 
     Many available, email for size
     X. helleri "Rio Otapa"

            Young pairs available
     A most attractive large, wild sword 
         $7.50 each, 6 young - $40
        Neocaridina Shrimp

      Peaceful scavenger, eats algea,
       Natural color, Don't bother fry.
            Prolific. 1/2 - 3/4 inch.
                  $.50 each

    *Endangered or extinct in the wild
              Click on names to link to species pages for further
                           care and species information.
           Email 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, and someone
                 will get right back to you. Thank you!


                                             167 McAfee Circle, Erie, CO. 80516                                             Email us at     

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