About Us


Thank you for taking a look at Angels Plus, your tropical fish and aquarium supplies website, located in the northernmost section of the Appalachian Mountains in Upstate New York.

Steve Rybicki

Hi, my name is Steve Rybicki, the owner of Angels Plus. We ship out of 112 S 3rd St in Olean NY. If you need to contact us, email is best and the only way we will arrange the shipping of fish. We check email frequently.

We've been shipping fish nationwide since 1987!  As far back as I can remember, I had a fascination with fish, especially ornamental varieties. I've had multiple tanks since I was a small child and started breeding livebearers before I even got out of grade school. I think it's in my DNA (in Polish, Rybicki means "little fishes"). I first started selling angelfish in the late '70s (not counting the numerous transaction with my local shops when I was in high school). As my collection of tanks grew, I needed more outlets to sell fish, so I teamed up with a couple friends in the early '80s. We wholesaled fish to shops in Western NY, delivering approximately 1500 fish per week to the many pet shops that existed in our area back then.

In the late 80's we were up to around 400 aquariums. We had all these super fish and wanted to get them to breeders and dedicated aquarists, not just pet shops in this part of the state. We formed Angels Plus, and started shipping fish and aquarium supplies nationwide in 1987. We came online with the first website dedicated to angelfish and fish-room supplies in March 1996. Since then, Angels Plus has been supplying the finest fish and essential hatchery supplies online.

Today, I still work closely with one of the original guys who started with me - Dave Hlasnick. Dave keeps one of the nicest fish rooms around and with around 45-50 years experience with angelfish, he produces some of the finest fish to be found. His quarantine procedures are the same as mine, so I frequently offer some of his stock on this site. We've worked together for over 35 years, sharing our discoveries and successes with each other. This gives us around 100 years total experience breeding angelfish. 

Recently, we have taken a friend under our wing (or fin 😉) - Allan Dunlap. Allan has shown a facination with angelfish and a desire to do what we have done. So, since Dave and I aren't getting any younger, we've decided to teach Allan all that we can. so this knowledge doesn't die with us. After a couple years of mentoring, Allan is now up to par with the techniques to produce superior fish and is actively producing some fantastic fish for us. 

Why choose Angels Plus? We are very experienced at what we do. Angels Plus has shipped over 500,000 tropical fish to people all over the world, with greater than 99% of these fish arriving in excellent condition. We put in tremendous effort to create a disease-free hatchery and may have the only one in the United States. I personally raised my first angelfish spawn in 1965. Since then I have bred and raised well over a million angelfish. If you decide to own some of our fish, we will get them to you alive and healthy. As long as you do your part, we guarantee the shipment.

We know what a superior fish looks like and we use time-tested breeding principles to not only keep them looking their best, but we continue improving them as the years go by. Operating a hatchery of 400-500 aquariums with emphasis on show-quality fish, also puts us in the unique position of knowing what products are hype and which ones we can't live without. We offer to you the same supplies we use to produce these wonderful fish.

Give us a try and I'll do my best to see that you are not disappointed.

The best in fish-keeping,
Steve Rybicki, Owner

Angels Plus Business Location

 

112 S 3rd St in Olean NY, 14760-3511.    info (at) angelsplus (dot) com

If you want to make a local pickup, email us to make arrangements. The minimum order for a pickup will be $100.00. There is a pickup fee of $20.  Click for details on the fee