OK, I'm at that stage with a few pairs of angelfish, that I need to move them. Normally, I would either separate them, keeping one of the two in a planted 180G and send the other to the LFS, or send both off to the LFS. Not long ago I found a home for a pair, pretty much by accident, and they really did end up in a great home. Shipping adult angels, though I've done it, doesn't have the greatest track record and I'm too tight on time these days to go that route.
So here's the deal: I have three mated pairs of angels
1. Blue Paraiba
2. Green Cobra X Phillipine Blue Smokey
3. Gold Pearlscale X Koi
All three have parent-raised at one point or another, but I can't guarantee results along these lines.
At $25 per pair, I can safely say that I'm more interested in finding good homes for these fish rather than splitting them up. It's not a money thing for me.
So if you want to have a try at raising a spawn, or you just appreciate some truly beautiful and unique fish, this may work for you.
Aside from the cost, I have one absolute pre-requisite: The buyer has to be prepared to dedicate at least a 20H to each pair.
Mated pairs, especially larger fish like these will just wreak havoc on tankmates while in a spawning cycle which occurs about every 2 weeks. They are all currently housed in 20H's and are very comfortable in that size tank.
I'll happily send details of any of the above pairs to anyone seriously interested including pictures.
I can cover a pretty wide area of NJ from Eastern Morris west to the Delaware, and I'll be in several parts of the Jersey shore this summer to catch my son's baseball games.
"Why can't my wife see all of this stuff as an investment?"