Ya I live in Texas now, relocated from Florida. I paid $15 for my 6 stripe Frontosa in Florida. There is like 2 breeders here in Texas I believe, like 4-5 hours away I think. I was going to be the 3rd, but from my investigation it would be more of a hobby then a business deal. S/H to Hawaii and Australlia where Oscar 2001 is located (if I remember correctly)are outragous. To ship from Florida to Texas which is 4 states away southwest airlines wants $31 for 24lbs I believe. I know like Delta is some $72 and FedEX does not ship live anything, I think airborne express is the same way.
Here in Texas the same size Front I got in Florida for $15 is $30 for 1.5" - 2" Its crazy the price differences in the same fish all over. You might want to look into what is called the "poor man's Front." I forgot the tech. name for it sorry. But they are literally half the price of a "true" Front. Look identical too. If you really don't know your fish, you never know it wasn't a "true" Front.
I think a F0 over there in Australlia would be double the price quoted. You can buy pairs here of F1 for around $200 I think F0 pairs are around $350. Now I am not sure but Oscar2001 did you convert your $ to american $ or is it the same over there? Not sure..
P.S. Some LFS keep their Fronts with Oscars. They seem to do fine durring their younger years.