Staff Picks: 10 Perfect Gifts for The Aquarium Co-Op Enthusiast


Staff Picks: 10 Perfect Gifts for the Aquarium Co-Op Enthusiast

If you’re searching for the perfect gift for the fish hobbyist in your life, look no further than this handy gift-buying guide from Aquarium Co-Op. To welcome the holiday season, we asked friends and coworkers about their favorite Co-Op merchandise and essentials.


Aquarium Co-Op Hoodie

Jimmy’s pick

Jimmy probably wears his Aquarium Co-Op Hoodie, whether he’s running to the grocery or checking on his ricefish breeding tanks in the backyard. It’s lightweight enough for warmer weather, yet warm enough to be worn when it rains, which is quite common in the Pacific Northwest. It’s easy to wash, even if you end up dipping your sleeves into aquarium water for the thousandth time. Jimmy says, “Yeah! My Co-Op sweatershirt was really comfortable. It has the Aquarium Co-Op logo in large, white on the front. People will often approach me at the store if I am familiar from one of our YouTube videos.

Die Cut Decal Stickers

Randy’s picks

Randy would be the winner of an award for most Aquarium Cooperative decals placed on a laptop. He said, “Having these stickers made and designed makes me happy. I love to slap them all over my computer.” The community’s enthusiasm for these stickers makes it even more joyful. These stickers not only look great, but they are also durable and water resistant. Randy and other members of the community are invited to take a picture of the place where you placed your sticker, and share it on our forum.

Murphy Mesh Back Cap

Cory’s pick

The Murphy mesh back cap from Aquarium Co-Op offers the perfect combination for sun protection, style, as well as the ability to cover up bad hair days. It’s easy to see why Cory loves this hat with Murphy’s adorable smile on the front. The back of the hat features the classic trucker mesh style for ultimate air flow, and it’s available in both fitted and snapback versions. Cory said that the mesh back makes this hat perfect for summer. It fits well, there are two sizes available, and they have FlexFit for maximum comfort. These hats are so cute!

Aquarium Co-Op Mesh Back Hat

Dean’s picks

When you’re a master aquarium fish breeder, a comfortable hat to throw on while transporting fish to your local fish store is a must. Even if Dean isn’t in a fish tank himself, you can see him wearing this mesh-back hat from Aquarium Co-Op while taking Luka for a walk. The same mesh back material as the Murphy hat is used in this hat. However, it’s in a lighter color than the front. The front features the company logo in matching color. The combination of the Aquarium Co-Op T-shirt and this shirt is quite elegant.

Aquarium Co-Op Mug

Candi’s pick

No matter where she goes, Candi always has a delicious and healthy beverage in hand. It’s important to keep hydrated. Her green Aquarium Co-Op mug is her go-to way to enjoy a cup o’ tea in the comfort of her home. It holds 11 ounces of your favorite hot or chilled drink and features a simple logo on the sides. It can be used in the microwave! “I don’t like coffee but my AquariumCo-Op mug makes a great cup of hot tea. It washes up easily, too. She loves it!

Aquarium Co-Op T-Shirts

Irene’s picks

If you have ever seen Irene on Co-Op’s YouTube channel, you may have noticed that she is wearing an Aquarium Co-Op t-shirt. Irene wears the comfortable cotton t-shirt whether she’s working with her aquariums. She loves it because it matches well with any outfit. Additionally, it’s durable and super easy to toss in the washer and dryer when it gets dirty from tank water and filter gunk. The Co-Op black t-shirts are available in two styles: a goldfish in all red and a Mbu puffer in blue and yellow.

Classic Black Aquarium Co-Op Hat

Robert’s pick

An accessory in basic black is a great way to complete any ensemble. A durable hat is essential for managing a fish shop like Aquarium Co-Op. It can be worn long hours while transporting hundreds of fish. Robert is a huge fan of his Aquarium Co-Op black hat. This fitted black cap does the job well for the long haul, all while looking sporty and professional. Plus, it has FlexFit technology, making it comfortable to wear all day long without squeezing your noggin. Robert said that the Co-Op hat’s black color keeps the rain off his glasses, even when it is raining (which is almost every single day in Washington).

Aquarium Co-Op Measuring Glass and Spoon

Lizzie’s picks

Aquarium Co-Op offers a measuring spoon and a measuring glass. They are useful for a multitude of purposes. Whether it’s measuring Ich-X, salt for brine shrimp, plant fertilizer, or anything else under the sun, the Aquarium Co-Op measuring tools get the job done. The spoon is very useful. It is extremely compact and can measure 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon or 1 teaspoon. It’s sorcery. The Co-Op measuring cups are also my favorite. One of my glasses is used for propagating plant cuttings. They’re cheap and useful, and they would make fantastic stocking stuffers,” says Lizzie.

Bonus: Gifts for Anyone and Everyone

These are some bonus ideas for aquarium hobbyists, regardless of their skill level.


The fact is that fishkeeping requires water and water gets on things. Aquarium Co-Op’s soft, absorbent cotton hand towels are your solution. The towel comes in black to match your Co-Op gear, and has the logo printed in green on both sides. This is a simple gift that will say, “I am Your friend and I care about hardwood floors.”

Gift Certificates

As with all gift cards, you can’t choose what to buy someone. An Aquarium Co-Op Gift Card is a great way for you to show them you care and support their hobby. They are transferred using an online code, so it’s actually the easiest gift you’ve ever given. Gift wrap not required! Choose your amount in $5, $10, $25, $50, and $100 increments.

You can find more ideas about what to get for holidays by checking out our previous guide, which outlines our top 10 holiday gift options for fishkeepers.