Select Aquatics of Erie, CO.


                               Species Lineup and Sales Info


     To Buy: To order, simply email me at Customers have preferred to simply make payment into 
     the Paypal account at the Paypal site after contacting us.  If you do not wish to sign into Paypal,
     and wish to pay by credit card, a simple, secure Paypal billing invoice can be sent to your email address for payment if
     requested. Checks and money orders are gladly accepted, but a personal check will need to clear (2-3 days) after being
     received before shipping can take place. 

     Phone Calls - This past year I have received a number of phone calls from hackers and scammers looking to cause harm,
     so I no longer answer phone calls, but can certainly arrange for a time to talk with an email sent ahead of time.

    Extras - These are sent when more than 4 fish of a species are ordered to cover possible losses, though losses are rare. So with
    a Fry Deal of 6 fish, for example, you are sent the 6 fish plus two extras, so you will receive 8 fish, unless stated otherwise.
    Extras are NOT sent with orders of fewer than 4 fish, or with an order of sexed plecos (As they are too large, an extra increases
    shipping cost and numbers are limited). With Overnight delivery, fish lost beyond the extras provided are replaced at no cost,
    but customer must pay shipping.

     Losses are rare, and since the beginning of Select Aquatics, of nearly 1000 boxes shipped, only two orders have arrived
     with losses greater than the number of extras provided.  For overnight delivery the losses are well below 1%.

     Wait Lists: I am no longer keeping wait lists. I will keep the availability of each species up to date on the homepage, and
      will generally breed up enough of each species so that when posted, it will hopefully be available for awhile.

     Shipping- I keep in close touch with all customers throughout the ordering and shipping process, and use USPS 
     Overnight Express Mail exclusively for the live fish. The success rate has been very good. Rates vary by distance from
     Denver, combined with the weight of the box. When an order is made I must estimate the shipping cost- if I ever
     overestimate on an order by more than $6 I will refund the difference so that no one is ever overcharged for shipping.
     There is no handling charge.

     Overnight Express Mail for 2 pair of young fish or 6 fry, shipped within the continental U.S., averages $55 - 60.
     Rates gradually increase as the weight of the box increases. All fish are fasted 24-48 hrs. prior to being shipped,
     and are sent in a carefully packed styrofoam box. The fish are carefully shipped in tied Breather Bags, 1-2 fish
     per bag.. See Receiving Shipped Fish for more details.

     FedEx will not ship Live Fish from this area, and UPS generally runs 3x the cost of USPS, so I do not consider either to
     be an option. Yes, even with USPS delivery, shipping cost will sometimes exceed the cost of the fish, but every effort is
     made to ship as compactly, efficiently, and professionally as possible to provide unstressed, relatively comfortable fish,
     ready to adjust to their new environment, for the lowest cost possible.

     Comments: If you have any comments, questions, suggestions or complaints, please do not hesitate to contact me.
     I respond to all emails within 24-48 hours, and enjoy conversations with customers regarding the hobby, the fish that are
     sold here, why some species are offered and others aren't, and how to attain the greatest results. A stable, consistent
     selection of species will be offered as Select Aquatics grows, and which species those continue to be is dependant
     on demand and the feedback I receive. I look forward to the continued conversations and providing fish that cannot
     be found anywhere else!

     Thank you for checking out this site and buying from Select Aquatics- your purchase supports keeping these fish in the
     hobby. Your participation  contributes to maintaining populations of these beautiful animals that are disappearing from 
     the wild, and from being maintained and bred by aquarists into the future. Thank you!

     Greg Sage- Owner



     Species Lineup:   Check Homepage for Availability

   * FryPacks are all 6 fish, and are not fry, but generally 2-4 month old, unsexed fish, unless stated otherwise.

     Ameca splendens, Rio Teuchitlan-  $30 per Pair,  Six 2-4 Month old Unsexed - $50.00
     An especially attractive line of the original wild population, these are a striking, hardy and fairly prolific goodeid.
     Now essentially considered extinct in the wild, this species used to be distributed throughout the hobby and is
     now less commonly seen.

     Ataeniobius Toweri, Anteojitas, San Marcos, Rio Verde-  $30 per Pair,  Six 2-4 Month old Unsexed - $50.00
    A species long maintained in the hobby for the rich powder blue fins, this rare population has less of the
    black markings of the common population in the hobby. and more of an all body turquoise sheen. Best kept
    in tanks over 40 gallons, occasional females will surpass 3 inches.

     Ilyodon furcidens- $15 as adults, Sold by young sexed pairs- $30.00 per pair,  "Trout Goodeid"
     A colorful, beautifully marked larger goodeid that looks like a miniature U.S. native bass or trout. This
     species is one of the Ilyodon species known as the "trout" or "basslet" goodeid. This is a striking fish, and will
     look unlike anything else in your aquarium. They are peaceful and non-aggressive, but as adults can hold their 
     own with larger fish when challenged.    

   - These consistently show the intense, complex markings I have been selecting for. A recent pic posted at the
     species page and on the homepage shows the quality of the current breeders. This is definitely a fish that
     is enjoyable to look at, breed and work with. There are a large number of all ages available, but young fish ship
     much better than adults. A very neat, hardy, prolific, distinctive fish that doesn't look like anything else kept in the

     Limia islai "Tiger", Lake Miragoane, Haiti-  $15.00 as sexed out adolescents, FryPack of 6 - $50.00,.  The Tiger Limia
     is an attractive new species from Haiti with distinctive vertical bars.

    -These are hardy, and when provided with fairly clean conditions and water changes, they reproduce easily.
     Not big fry eaters, a layer of Java Moss or  fine leaved plants ensures that most young will reach adulthood.
     Generally females are removed to have  their young, which are then raised separately.  Closely related  to the
     Limia nigrofasciata, the males also take until they reach full size to fully sex out, and are best bought as groups of fry. 

     Neocaridina spp./ Grass/ Algea Shrimp-   Group of 20+ = $25  (Many extras are included)  
     A small algea eating shrimp that does not bother livebearer fry, great cleaning shrimp, prolific. .75 inch

     Pethia padamya "Odessa", Burma-  $12.50.00 each, FryPack of 6 - $50.00 + Shipping
     Reputed to have the brightest red of any freshwater fish, this fish is truly breathtaking. 
     1.5 - 2 inches as adults.

   - After having been bred out into the thousands over the last 3 years, the line was recently culled back to the best
     colored breeders, and a new round of them is being begun to further improve the consistency and exceptional 
     color of this line.

     Plecostomus "Green Dragon" Longfin, Normal Color - Sexed Pairs will Soon be Available!
     Available upon release of Availability Video, availability will be kept up to date on the Homepage.
     One of the nicest lines of Green Dragons available, they have been carefully bred here for excellent
     finnage and color. Reaching 5-6 inches, they are hardy and will eat algea. zucchini, green beans etc. throughout their lives.    

     Plecostomus "Green Dragon" Shortfin, Regular Color - 2 - 2.5 inches- $20. These are
     heterozygous for the longfin trait as they are still thrown and separated out from the longfin stock. Their color has also
     improved along with the longfin line, and are selected for good color and robust appearance.

     The regular and albino shortfins are born here, but are not bred here. A few are thrown within the longfin Green Dragon
     spawns, and then are then separated and raised up separately. A few are then kept and grown out so that fish
     are occasionally available. Preferred by keepers of tankmates that may nip the flowing fins of the longfin fish, these shortfins
     possess good green color and do not exceed about 4.5-5 inches.

   - I keep a supply of about 30 2-liter containers going, and ship in breather bags.

     Xenotoca doadrioi, San Marcos-  $15 each as adults, FryPack of 6 - $50.00
     As hardy as any other population of X. eiseni, this population is likely the most colorful population of eiseni in the
     hobby. Best kept by themselves, females will drop 5-15 young after a 60 day gestation.

  -  This line of montezumaes has been very popular, and young pairs and unsexed young are available in limited quantity.
     See the video here.  Email for availability.

     This was my "Holy Grail" fish when I first started keeping wild fish, and finding a pair at that time took me over a year!
     Having this fish available for everyone is one of the main  reasons I started Select Aquatics.  I am pleased to finally
     provide access to them for hobbyists on demand, in larger numbers, and at an affordable price.  they have been bred
     up here in larger numbers, and a long wait list is being contacted. Once the wait list customers are satisfied, they will
     again be listed as available on the home page.

     Zoogoneticus tequila, Rio Teuchitlan-  $15 as adults, Sold as young sexed Pairs - $30 per pair
     Long believed to be extinct in the wild, this pretty fish has been the subject of many so far unsuccessful attempts to
     reintroduce it to the wild. A very attractive, special fish.


     Levamisole hydrochloride w Lightproof Case, Ziplock Bag and Measuring Spoon:

                                                    10 g - $17 + $8.00 Shipping = $25
                                                    20 g - $32 + $8.00 Shipping = $40
                                         52 g + Spoon = $52 + $8.00 Shipping = $63.50

                                                      Levamisole Med Only  

                                                  10 grams $14 + $8.00 Shipping = $22
                                                  20 grams $27 + $8.00 Shipping = $35
                                                  52 grams $52 + $8.00 Shipping = $60


     Rapid Grow Fertilizer:

    Developed here at Select Aquatics after years of searching for an effective plant fertilizer for larger
     fishrooms. It is both amazing as a fertilizer and inexpensive, each 6 oz. container will treat over 40,000
     gallons. This 10-5-14 general use fertilizer is mixed at 1.5 teaspoons per gallon of water, then dosed
     at 1.5 oz. per  30 gallon aquarium, and you only need to fertilize once a month. It is $22 per container
     with $8.00 shipping, for a total of $30.



     All of the fish sold by Select Aquatics are bred and raised here, and efforts to maintain larger numbers better 
     assures that the fish you receive are genetically as stable as possible with proven, well known breeding
     consistency and hardiness. With newly created lines, understandably, the fish may not yet breed entirely true.
     When you order, I generally add extras  to ensure that you will always receive at least what you  have paid for.   

     How your fish do after they arrive in your tanks is very important to us, and we look forward to hearing
     how they are doing for you. Our mission is to ensure that every customer receives exactly what they want with 
     consistent, honest  communication, resulting in fish that are healthy and arrive to you as safely and affordably
     as possible. We thank you for your business, and look forward to responding promptly to any questions,
     concerns or suggestions you may have.

     I will update the site regularly. Younger fish travel better, acclimate more easily and cost less to ship, 
     so I will generally ship younger fish whenever possible. For information on gently acclimating your new fish to
     your water conditions, see  Receiving Shipped Fish and Keeping Select Aquatics Fish. For further, more
     in depth information on how each of these species is kept and bred here, see the Care Information page  
     for each species provided at  each species page, and from the Homepage

     Greg Sage, Owner, Select Aquatics of Erie,  CO.





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