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.                           Since 2008

                  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


                   Site Index

                   See New Shipping Info and Status
             of Every Species in Narrative Below!

            Select Aquatics Lineup


                     Receive Notice when each Species
                    becomes Available by Subscribing to
                    the Select Aquatics YouTube Channel!   

               To Order. Use Paypal Buttons below, for Live 
               Goods, Email,
                      and Please Include Your Zip Code! 




          Select Aquatics is Offering
          the Full Set of Select Aquatics
          Videos ever Posted to YouTube!
          Combined with Photos and
          Care Information on all 47
          Species or Lines ever Bred
          and Sold by Select Aquatics!

         All the Material is Ready to be
         viewed, and can be shown at
         Club Meetings or Gatherings,
         Shipped on a 64 gig Flash Drive

         Over 130 Videos in all! Also
         includes a new Introduction
         Video - Fishkeeping Secrets
         NOT Covered in these Videos!

                 See More HERE!!!


                                   Available Now
            See Updated Shipping Info


     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



    "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!


                            Zoogonecticus tequila
                            Rio Teuchitlan, Mexico

      * When Happy, most Males will become jet black!




           P. Velifera Available!!
 I furcidens Available / Limited!

                 NOT being Sold by
                  Select Aquatics

   Canadian Customers!
           Odessa Barbs Available!
                   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 Shipping Now!!


       Check Out The Youtube Availability Video HERE
  Over 55 Top Quality Pairs Shipped this Month!

            Young Sexed Pairs are Still Available!
              See Cost and Shipping Rates Below

           Email for a Quote
           and Next Available Day to Ship. Be sure to 
                        include your Zip Code!


             See the Hatcher Manual



                  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!



         Customer Feedback and
         Care Information:

          Poecilia velifera

          Xiphophorus montezumae


                      Ataeniobious toweri, Anteojitas,
                                San Marcos, Mexico


            Check Out The Youtube Availability Video
           Select Aquatics Available - A. toweri 2023

                 Young Groups of 2-4 Month Old
                         Unsexed Available!

             See Cost and Shipping Rates Below

         Email for a Quote
         and Next Available Day to Ship. Be sure to 
         include your Zip Code.


        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


                          Pethia padamya "Odessa"

          Selectively Bred at Select Aquatics Since 2010


             The link to the Odessa Availability Video
             will be listed here when the Video is
             posted, and the Odessas are ready to
             be Shipped.

        Check Out this Video on the Odessas HERE.


            Current Colorado Dept. of
          Agriculture Inspection of
          Select Aquatics available




      2-4 Month Old Unsexed will be ready to ship soon! 




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



             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!


               Do You Have Trouble
              Keeping Livebearers?

         There is a very Common Disease in the
         Hobby that causes many Livebearers to
         become thin and perish. A small parasite
         exists in our aquariums, and often comes
         from where we obtain our Fish, and it
         primarily affects Guppies, Swords, Platies
         Mollies and Limias.

        Called "Livebearer Disease", this is
        often why many have trouble keeping
        livebearers. There is only one drug that
        is effective at treating it -
        Levamisole hydrochloride

        Levamisole is also totally effective at 
        eradicating camallanus worms and
        other minor pathogens.

        This Drug is not Available from your
        Local Fish Store. Various sized
        packets are offered below with a
        measuring spoon. A 10 gram packet
        will treat 500 gallons. See more info
       HERE and in the right column below.


     Rapid Grow Aquarium Plant

     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.
    Email for Non US Shipments



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


       With an email to,
       please include your ZIP Code, I will send you
       back a quote to ship 2 pair out to you following
       the Availability Video posting.

       The Availability of each of the other Species
       at Select Aquatics is listed below and HERE.



       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.




        SA Species Available
          Other Sources!

           Ilyodon furcidens

           Odessa Barbs
          (Canadian Only)

            Poecilia velifera


      Many Other Goodeids!!


     ** Building out Stock,
     Will be Shipping Again
     Mid- March 2024


   Breather Bags / Heat Packs

     Marshall at


            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




         As Each Species Becomes Available, a
       "Select Aquatics Available" YouTube Video 
       will be Posted Announcing Orders Will be 
       taken to be Shipped. Please Subscribe to 
       the Select Aquatics Youtube Channel, and
       with Notifications checked, You will then
       Receive a Notification when the videos are

           Greg Sage, Owner, Select Aquatics

      To Order Fish, Multiple Hard Goods Items,
      or International non-Fish items, Please email  for a Quote.


                              Thank You!


                    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


         Above Prices Include Shipping 



             Fall 2023
                    Updated 11-12-2023




          The Levamisole continues to be in
          good supply, and shipped on the
          business day following payment,
          often on the same day, if payment
          is made early enough.

          Order by using the payment
          buttons to the right, or email

          for a quote with the payment information
          to ship 3-5 Day Priority out to you.
          Thank you!

          I generally respond to my emails within
          24 hours, and do have spots available
          to come out to speak to your local club in
          2024. If you would like to explore making
          this happen, please email me at
          and we can discuss it!

          The lineup of species at selectaquatics
          and the status of each of those species
          can be seen HERE.



     The high quality thermal boxes that
     I have been using are being discontinued,
     and I have been obtaining other boxes
     sized to ship two pair, USPS overnight,
     for as little as  $65-$70, depending
     on your ZIP Code
.  The New Boxes
     will be used to Ship Groups of Six
     2-4 Month Old Unsexed, or Two Pair.

     The  Zoogoneticus  tequilas have been
     selling well, with roughly 30 young pairs still
     Available. All Goodeid Pairs are $30 per pair.

     Since mentioning here that the Ilyodon furcidens
     were about to be available for sale, I have
     received many emails, and the stock ready
     to be sold was bought up quickly, before the
     Availability Video could even be posted.
     There were 25 pairs available of them. This
     year's breeding season is about to start for them,
     and I have once again expanded the number of
     breeding groups, to hopefully have a larger number
     available, and to be able to keep them in stock
     (similar to the Zoogoneticus tequilas above) as
     their numbers build out over the next 2-3


    Three new batches of the Selectively Bred
    (since 2010) Odessa Barbs have been
    started, and young at the 2-4 Month Old
    Size are currently available.

    The highly colored Xenotoca doadrioi are
    doing well, and five large breeding groups
    should have groups of 2-4 Month Old
    Unsexed or young pairs available by early

    The Limia islai are in limited supply, and the
    Ameca splendens are preparing to drop fry,
    and should be available in groups of
    2-4 Months Old Unsexed very soon. 


  -- Important News On The Green Dragons!! --

     Select Aquatics will be focusing on getting
     back to improving the Green Dragon line,
     the Green Dragons were Developed here 
     starting in 2010. I will be offering "Breeder Select" 
     top quality young sexed pairs for sale as soon
     as they are ready, mid to late spring 2024.
     The current stock coming up are spectacular
     with consistent, extensive finnage, and an all
     over Forest/ Emerald Green Color.

     The 1.5 - 2.5 inch Unsexed will be bred and
     shipped from a second facility and bred by
     someone I have been working with for about 3
     years. More information on this will be posted
     as Young Plecos become available for sale late
     2024, early 2025. I am working to have young
     pairs available soon, by late spring, 2024.

     Due to the expense of raising them (I feed
     180 lbs. of Green Beans here per month, plus
     high quality carnivorous foods) producing roughly
     160 fish from generally around 1000 raised per year),
     the per pair cost will be kept low at $350 a pair,
     which will include 1-2 Day USPS free shipping.
     Those not sold are shortfins, albinos and those
     of poor quality.

     Orders of 2 pair or more can be done as well,
     depending on demand.

     With the Longfin Green Dragon Young Sexed
     Pairs, I will set up a wait list for those serious to
     purchase these, and will contact you when
     they are ready to be shipped. However, the
     1-5 - 2.5 inch unsexed have always sold out quickly,
     and I cannot estimate the number of young pairs I
     will have available at this time, and fish will be
     shipped to those on the waitlist in the order they
     are received.

     As the 1.5 - 2.5 inch Unsexed plecos grow out,
     and a date when they will be predicted to be ready
     for sale is known, the contact information for the other
     breeder will be posted here, and he will be ready to
     start responding to emails. We are anticipating that
     he should have fish available by late fall 2024,
     spring of 2025.



          Greater Availability of Species!!

        When Select Aquatics began, I posted
        the letter to the right to all serious
        hobbyists, to consider taking on some
        of these exceptionally rare species,
        maintaining them long-term, and
        distributing them to others, so they do
        not continue to disappear from the hobby.

        A few have come forward, and I was
        recently very pleased to tour
        Ed's Aquatic Exotics, outside of
        Pittsburgh, to find that Ed is working
        very hard to keep and maintain a
        number of species no longer carried
        by Select Aquatics. Known through  
        emails as we share the same concern
        for optimum fish health, his lines are
        well established and robust.. Check
        out his site from the link to the left
        and HERE - - EdsAquaticExotics.


       I have also added my friend Marshall
       that has been supplying packing supplies
       to Select Aquatics for the past 14 years,
       most importantly providing breather bags
       and heat packs, and his site can be visited


       Please check out the other links to 
       the left and I will be adding more
       recommendations in coming weeks!

            Canadian Customers:

     USPS has reconfigured Canadian

     Levamisole is shipped regularly, but my
     fertilizer has sometimes been delayed
     by Canadian Customs. (But did get

     There are 2 ways to ship the levamisole
     (10, 20 or 52 grams) and they are:

     First Class - Up to 3 weeks -
     $15 + Medication cost
     3-5 Day Priority - $45 + Medication


     Thank you!

     Greg Sage

         Levamisole + Kit

   These Buttons will add $8 Shipping

     Levamisole Only

      Please!  Non - US Customers!

           for a Quote as International 
             Postage Costs for Hard
              Goods Items will Differ.

                       Thank you!   


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


       See a Video of this Sandfall Working!
         for a Video and More Information,
                           go to:




                    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


                                                                See "What Do Customers Think of Select Aquatics" Here




                                                           Select Aquatics is a Licensed Animal Care Facility in Colorado.

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                                                   Select Aquatics - 167 McAfee Circle, Erie, CO  80516