Current Species Lineup (Updated 8-8-23)

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                         Select Aquatics Species 



     Ameca splendens, Rio Teuchitlan, "The Butterfly Goodeid"


     Possibly the best known Goodeid, this especially attractive population reproduces consistently,
     and they are one species that does not bother their young. This population has been here since 2002.
     Very hardy when provided with clean, consistent conditions, they are well behaved with one another,
     but are best kept in species only tanks. Currently building out their numbers from heavy Spring
     sales, hope to have available again following this fall's breeding season.

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      Ataeniobious. toweri, Anteojitas, San Marcos

     Known as the Blue Tailed Goodeid, this population is rarely seen in the hobby, and was collected by
     John Mangan in 1999, and they have been here for approximately six years. After a couple generations
     to establish themselves in my water qualities, they have taken off in the last two years,
     Well behaved and nonaggressive, they will do well as a community fish, but because
     of their rarity are best kept by themselves, to ensure that their numbers continue to build.

     Though not advertised as available currently, groups of 2-4 Month Old Unsexed are being shipped.

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     Ilyodon furcidens "The Trout Goodeid"

     Selectively bred at selectaquatics since roughly 2004, this spectacularly beautiful fish is being built 
     out following recent sorting so that top-quality fish are more consistently available. Large
     breeding groups are beginning to produce fry, and there are many young that will continue
     to be sorted for quality, and bred so their young can be shipped. 
     They are growing out well, and their Availability Video will be posted as soon as young pairs are  
     ready to be shipped, hopefully early this fall.

     The sorting of the furcidens was shown in the Youtube video "Select Aquatics Questions - Water Testing,
     BBS Hatching and Sorting Ilyodon furcidens."



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     Limia Islai "Tiger" Lake Miragoane

     From the original collection population from Dominic Isla, these have been at this fishroom since
     2000, and these are a peaceful, attractive and hardy Limia. They reproduce well and are an excellent
     community fish. Well-established to the water conditions here, their reproduction has always been
     consistent, and they have always been generally available. They have sold well, and have not
     been as seasonal in their breeding, with new young produced, and will be available again soon.


     Species page                               Care Information Page


   Neocaridina Shrimp

     Populated through the majority of the tanks here, they were originally a blue variety that has been allowed
     to return to their wild coloration over the 20 years they have been here. Very hardy and prolific, they do an
     excellent job controlling algae and cleaning up excess food. With species that do not bother them, they do
     very well, and controlling their numbers is possibly the only issue. However, they must be shipped overnight,
     and do not fare well when shipped over numerous days. Recent shipping has made the shipping
     of just the shrimp a little costly, but a group of 20+ can generally be combined with an order of fish to get
     them out to you. Boxes to ship just the shrimp are now available.


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     Pethia padamya  "Odessa"

     Selectively bred here since 2010, this especially colorful line has been discontinued in the
     commercial hobby, and I have been developing them to build out their color, contrast and consistency.
     Sold in groups of 2-4 Month Old Unsexed, they will color out fully by eight months. Not a difficult
     egglayer to breed, I have posted YouTube videos on reproducing them, and I encourage anyone that
     obtains them to breed them so this specially developed line does not disappear from the hobby.
     They have sold very well this fall, and were briefly unavailable until recent orders were filled.
     Currently available as young pairs only, a new batch of fry is being started for hopeful shipping
     later this fall.

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     Plecostomus Longfin Green Dragons

     The Green Dragon Availability Video was posted, the notifications went up as they should, and the
     160 1.5 - 2.5 inch Green Dragons offered for sale sold out within a couple hours. I will be doing some
     restructuring of the Green Dragon breeding program here, looking to take them back to more carefully
     controlled selective breeding practices, to see about making the green color even stronger and more
     consistent. I am also working with another aquarist to build out the availability of these, and to hopefully
     produce high-quality Green Dragons at greater volumes into the future. Announcements will be made
     toward the fall of 2023 as to how the Green Dragons here will continue to be sold.

      Species Page                     Care Information Page


     Xenotoca doadrioi, San Marcos

     Along with the Odessa barbs, these are the most spectacularly colored fish here.
    They are strong seasonal breeders, and though there are numerous breeding groups
    going of them, and their numbers to build them out are good, they are being fed heavily
    and provided with consistent conditions, waiting for the production of fry that peaks
    in the late fall in this fishroom.

    A fish that I have been focusing on, they have benefitted from being given extra tanks,
    and I will be increasing the number of breeding groups for these each year.

    However, fry produced the fall of 2022 proved to be male heavy, which is not characteristic
    of them. As a result, I will be building out those from this year into numerous breeding groups,
    making best use of the fewer females here to build out over this year, and primarily into this fall.
    I hope to have these available for sale by early to mid spring 2024.


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     Zoogoneticus tequila "The Crescent Goodeid"

      Possibly the "Poster Child" for extinct-in-the-wild fish, these have recently been reintroduced to
     the Rio Teuchitlan after a fifth reintroduction effort, and early reports are that they are doing well.
     A very attractive and peaceful goodeid, they were extremely difficult to obtain for many years,
     and have been reestablishing themselves in the hobby. A fish of special focus here, numerous
     breeding tanks of groups of 30+ fish have been gradually producing fry over their recent breeding
     season, and I am looking forward to offering them in groups of 2-4 young sexed pairs, and will
     post their Availability Video as soon as their numbers are appropriate to start shipping. Based
     on their recent reproduction, these will be one of the first species to be made available early fall
     of 2023.


     Species Page                Care Information  Page




             The New Species Resource for Species

             No Longer Carried by Select Aquatics


     Here is how this works:


     A section of the Homepage will List contacts for anyone Breeding and Shipping Species once  
          carried by Select Aquatics, or that fit the Select Aquatics mission to preserve species that
          are disappearing from the hobby.


          Sample species include:


          Any Platy Strain, esp. HiFins
          Belonosox belizanus
          Characodon lateralis
          Characodon audax
          Characodon audax "Red"
          Giardinus metallicus
          Heterandria formosa
          Limia nigrofasciata
          Neoheterandria elegans
          Plecostomus Longfin Green Dragon
          Poecilia latipinna
          Poecilia velifera
          Poecilia Wingeii "Endlers' Pure Strains
          Priapella intermedia
          Skiffia francescae
          Skiffia multipunctata
          Xenotoca lyonsi
          Xiphophorus alvarezi
          Xiphophorus birchmanni
          Xiphophorus clemenciae
          Xiphophorus mayae
          and many others


          Here are the Rules:


          If you are breeding and willing to ship one or more species, I will post your contact
          information as having that species available to be shipped. This is for live fish only.
          an email address and/or website URL will be listed for each seller.


         - This will be free at this time, and offered as a service to the Hobby.

          - Select Aquatics will not facilitate payments or mediate disputes. 

          - Contacts will be listed as long as you are shipping. Two complaints within 6 months
            will cause your contact to be taken down until the problems are resolved.

          - The need for a business license and taxes paid will be your responsibility.

          - All customer contacts, payments, correspondence and issues will be your responsibility.

          - Whether a contact is listed, how long is is listed, the species sold and your continued listing
            will continue only through the ongoing approval of Greg Sage.

          - Select Aquatics prides itself on fully professional treatment of customers, the fish shipped, and
            takes full responsibility for the safe arrival of healthy, top quality stock. Emails are generally
            responded to within 24 hours, and problems are rare. If you do not meet those standards, 
            your contact information may be discontinued on little notice. As well, customers using these
            contacts can be assured of prompt, courteous, professional service. Serious complaints
            affecting a contact's continued listing can be emailed to
            but Greg Sage and Select Aquatics will NOT become involved in disputes of any type.

        - If you would like your email or website contact to be included in this, email Greg Sage  at
 with the species you have available to ship. I will offer 
          assistance with regard to shipping information, common problems and friendly guidance.

       - Be aware that receives a lot of traffic, and you will want your stock to be in
         fair supply, your payment process to be established, and shipping supplies and process ready before
         your contact information is posted.

       - I will look forward to hearing from you! 

        Greg Sage






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