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




- One Price $40 Shipping
        on all orders of Plecos Only!

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

         Xenotoca doadrioi 
              San Marcos
        Poecilia velifera 
       Yucatan Peninsula


     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!

Six 2-4 Mo. unsexed - $40
Young sexed pairs - $20


  X. doadrioi Species Page
  X. doadroi Video Page
  X. doadrioi Care Page
  X. doadrioi Feature Video
   Six 2-4 Mo. unsexed - $40

       Not Available

  P. velifera Species Page
  P. velifera Video Page
  P. velifera Care Page
  P. velifera Feature Video

           Check Out Greg Sage
         Being Interviewed about
             Select Aquatics!
        On The Aquarist Podcast
            with Randy Reed! 
                  Click 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
   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!


     Longfin Green Dragon     Puntius (Pethia) padamya
    2-3 inch unsexed - $25
        Sexed fish - $35

  2-3 in. Unsexed Unavailable
   Sexed Fish - Unavailable

  Green Dragon Species Page
  Green Dragon Video Page
  Green Dragon Care Page
  Gen II Pleco Caves Video
       Limit 3 per customer
    Six 2-4 Mo. unsexed - $35
   Young sexed pairs -


  Odessa Species Page
  Odessa Video Page
  Odessa Care page
  Odessa Breeding Videos

              Limia Tiger 
       Lake Miragoane, Haiti
          Xenotoca lyonsi
          Rio Tamazula
     Six 2-4 Mo. unsexed - $35
   Young sexed pairs -


   Limia Tiger Species Page
   Limia TigerVideo Page
   Limia Tiger Care Page
   Limia Tiger Feature Video
     Six 2-4 Mo. unsexed - $35
   Young sexed pairs -


  X. lyonsi Species Page
  X. lyonsi Video Page
  X. lyonsi Care Page
  X. lyonsi Feature Video

            Current Colorado Dept. of
         Agriculture Inspection of
          Select Aquatics available


       Xiphophorus helleri
           Rio Otapa
    Ataeniobius toweri
   Anteojitos, San Marcos
   Rio Verde, SLP Mexico
   Six 2-4 Mo. unsexed - $35


   X. helleri Species Page
   X. helleri Video Page
   X. helleri Care Page
   Young Sexed Pairs - $20


  A. toweri Species Page
  A. toweri Video Page
  A. toweri Care Page

        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



        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!

          Ilyodon furcidens      Synodontis lucipinnis
         Young Pairs - $20

         Not Available

  I. furcidens Species Page
. furcidens Video Page
I. furcidens Care Page

    Limit 2 pair per customer
   2-3 inch unsexed - $12.50
      Under 1 inch - $8.50


  S. lucipinnis Species Page
S. lucipinnis Video Page
S. lucipinnis Care Page
  S. lucipinnis Feature Video

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



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        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.


   Xiphophorus montezumae
      Zoogoneticus tequila
         Rio Teuchitlan
    Six 2-4 Mo. unsexed - $50

    Contacting waitlist

  X. montezumae Species Page
X. montezumae Video Page
X. montezumae Care Page

   Young Sexed Pairs- $17

        Not Available

  Z. tequila Species Page
Z. tequila Video Page
Z. tequila Care Page
  Z. tequila Feature Video

     The Original Dechlorination
       Product! 1 lb. will treat
     many thousands of .gallons!
      Just $10 + $8 Shipping!
        See More Info HERE.



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

          Alfaro cultratus   Green Dragon Longfin Albino
     Young Sexed Pairs - $17

        Not Available

  A. cultratus Species Page
A. cultratus Video Page
A. cultratus Care Page
   2-3 inch Unsexed - $20 - $17

        Not Available

  GD Albino Species Page
  GD Albino Video Page
  GD Albino Care Page


         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.

             Gen II Pleco Caves
                  In two Sizes!

      With many improvements over the
        first pleco cave, this is the cave
        to have if you are serious about
        breeding the Green Dragons!
                 See more HERE

     Green Dragon Shortfin        Limia nigrofasciata
        2 inch unsexed = $10

         Not Available

  GD Shortfin Species Page
  GD Shortfin Video Page
  GD Shortfin  Care Page

     Young Sexed Pairs - $20

        Not Available

  L. nigrofasciata Species Page
  L. nigrofasciata Video Page
  L. nigrofasciata Care Page


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

   Neocaridina sp. Shrimp
        Group of 20+ - $10

       Not Available

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

               I Have Not Removed any Species!

    If you do not see a species you are waiting
    for, such as the two populations of the
    Characodons, they are here and being
    bred out, and will be posted as available
    as soon as they are ready.



                              What's Happening at Select Aquatics


                                         Spring 2018

            So why the delay on the Homepage Redo and posting of Availability for the Ilyodon furcidens
          and 2-3 inch unsexed Longfin Green Dragons??  Well, many upgrades were made on the fishroom
          here this past year, and the work was scheduled to be done by early February, based on the
          progress, and the pace of orders coming in.

          A warm January led to dozens of orders, creating a situation where I have been as far as
          4-5 weeks out on shipping, and I knew that posting new availabilities would cause many
          customers to encounter having to wait up to 2 months to receive their fish. This I did not
          want to do, so I allowed orders to become caught up.

          Unfortunately, after heavy sales this spring, the homepage is finally posted, but I do not have
          any 2-3 inch unsexed Green Dragons left. I thought I would have them available, and responded 
          to many that I thought they would be available. In an effort to show what is here,  I made up a
          video of the number of Green Dragons that are being grown out, and it can be seen HERE.

          I obtained fry from a mutation pair thrown by someone trying to develop a type of albino  
          ancistrus in 2010. He did not know the provenance of them, and did not pursue them, but had 
          given those early fish the name "Green Dragon". I grew out over 250 fry out to start with a  
          single pair of long finned, dark, greenish fish. That was 6 generations of selective breeding  
          ago, and I still sell less than 40% of what I raise as longfin Green Dragons, and only ship fish 
          with the best finnage and color. Breeding groups were expanded from 8 to 15 groups
          this past fall to better meet demand

I sold my early Dragons in large numbers 4-5 years ago, and understand that others are selling   
          them today. The most developed line of Green Dragons, the original line that continues to   
          improve with each generation, are only available here.

          After a couple months to breed back out, about 30 pairs of Ilyodon furcidens - the Yellow-Bellied
          "Trout Goodeid" is again available, with a limit of 2 pair per customer. Ameca splendens are also
           available in groups of 6 in limited numbers, please email  for availability.

          After being shown in recent videos, and after 3 years of being bred out, the less often seen, rare
          and beautiful Ataeniobius toweri are now offered for sale as young pairs.

          The large, often over 6 inch, and very colorful Rio Otapa helleri swordtail has been brought back
          and available in groups of Six 2-4 month old fish.

          I am now running 13 tanks of over 450 gallons for the Xiphophorus montezumaes, but had
          difficulty producing high quality, consistent fish, and have been shipping fry groups to wait
          list customers for a few months now, picking up the pace as the overall quality of the stock
          improves. Currently I am offering the montezumaes as young 2-4 month old groups of 6 fish to
          wait list customers, and will post them as available as soon as the wait list is satisfied.



                    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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