Select Aquatics Channel Videos

 

      I have been working to put the content of the website into videos that can be referred to and reviewed easily, covering a wide variety of topics not generally seen.
     Beginning with the videos on each species, a regular section will appear where some of the most interesting emails, of many thousands that have come through Select Aquatics
     over the past 7 years, will be shared and discussed. I will never share your identity, or reveal information that will identify the authors of any correspondence.

     Videos that will be posted over the next year are described here, and a new video will appear about every 2 weeks. Approximately 30 are currently in various stages of completion.
     As new, important, and substantial topics in the fishkeeping hobby come about that apply to the fish kept here, I will address it.

     Unlike other retail/ wholesale businesses that do videos, some of whom are close friends, I do not have connections or allegiances to any sponsors or products. Because of this I
     will speak openly about both the good and the not so good that will sometimes cross each of our paths. Please feel free to let me know if you enjoy these efforts, or if you
     would like to see a topic addressed that does not seem to appear anywhere else, and I will look into it.   Thank you!   Greg Sage, Owner, Select Aquatics

 

 
 

        An Intoduction to Select Aquatics,
       Tank Setup and Filtration.


       A brief overview of some of the species
      maintainedand bred in this 120 tank Fishroom.
      the approach to Water Quality, Filtration
      and Practices used to breed these fish
      in larger numbers.

 

   
 

 

 
 

   Click on pic to see video.

 
 

    Odessa Breeding #1

    This video covers the preparation before breeding
    including materials, live foods, and how to
    season the water with infusoria to create the
    largest, healthiest batches of 200-500 fry..

 

    

 
 
 
 

     Odessa Breeding #2

    With water prepared, this video covers the
    selection of breeders, introduction to the
    breeding tank, water maintenance and the
    accomplishment of spawning.

 

 

 
 
 
 

     Odessa Breeding #3

    Beginning with the adults removed, the fry hatch and
    are raised until they can be separated into their own
    own tanks at 30 days old. This video follows their care
    and maintenance until they are 6 weeks old.

 

 

 
 
 
 

     Select Aquatics Presents: X. doadrioi
              and Swordtail length

     This video looks at the care, temperment and
     behavior of the Xenotoca doadrioi, a very
     beautiful, easy to keep Goodeid. Questions
     discussed in this video include goodeid
     temperature and swordtail comparisons between
     species.

 

 

 

 

        

       
 

   Select Aquatics Presents: P. velifera
          and Initial Tank Setup

    This video looks at the care and maintenance of
    the true, wild Yucatan Peninsula Sailfin Molly,
    and how they are bred and raised at Select Aquatics.
    Questions include International Shipping,
    livebearer"shimmying' and best initial tank
    setups so that these wild livebearers will
    do well for you in your tank.

 
     
 

 

 
 

    Select Aquatics Presents: X. mayae
    and Sex Ratio Mixes for breeding.

    This video looks at the care and behavior of the
    X. mayae, discovered in 2002 and considered to
    be the world's largest swordtail. Questions
    include how best to determine proper livebearer
    male to female ratios for the greatest production
    of fry.

 

   

 
        
 

 

 

 

   Select Aquatics Presents- Ordering
           and Shipping Size

    A bit about Select Aquatics, Ordering and
    Shipping. Customer questions address
    International Shipping and best size to
    ship various species sold here.
   

 
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     Select Aquatics Presents- X. lyonsi
        and 3 generation Acclimation

     This video introduces a second Xenotoca,
     formerly eiseni and now lyonsi, named after
     Dr. John lyons. Customer questions covers
     Keeping Goodeids Together, and the 3
     generations of acclimation that livebearers
     (and likely all fish) go through when
     introduced to a new environment.

 
 
 
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