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 ring in the holiday season, we asked some of our friends and employees about their favorite Co-Op merch and essentials, and this is what we learned:

Aquarium Co-Op Hoodie

Jimmy’s Pick

Jimmy will likely be wearing his Aquarium Co-Op jacket, regardless of whether it’s for a quick trip to the grocery store or to his backyard to check on his breeding ponds. It’s lightweight enough for warmer weather, yet warm enough to be worn when it rains, which is quite common in the Pacific Northwest. The soft sweatshirt can be washed easily, even after you have soaked your sleeves in the millionth times. Jimmy says, “Yeah! My Co-Op sweatershirt was really comfortable. I like that it has the big, white Aquarium Co-Op logo on the front. Sometimes people will come up to me at the store if they recognize me from our YouTube videos.”

Die Cut Decal Stickers

Randy’s picks

If there was an award for the most Aquarium Co-Op decals on a laptop, Randy would probably win it. He said, “Having these stickers made and designed makes me happy. I love to slap them all over my computer.” However, seeing the community’s enthusiasm for these stickers makes me even happier!” These decals not only look awesome, but they will hold up for a long time because of their durability and water resistance. 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 Hat

Cory’s pick

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of sun protection, style, and the ability to cover up a bad hair day, the Murphy mesh back hat from Aquarium Co-Op does it all. This hat is beloved by Cory because of Murphy’s charming smile. 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’s fitted, we have both small and large, and they’re designed with ultra-comfortable FlexFit. These hats are great!

Aquarium Co-Op Mesh Back Hat

Dean’s picks

Comfortable hats are essential for master aquarium fish breeders. 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 hat’s mesh back is the same as the Murphy hat, but it has a lighter blue color that contrasts well with the dark gray front. It features the company logo in matching colors on the front. This is a great combination with the Aquarium Co-Op shirt.

Aquarium Co-Op Mug

Candi’s pick

Candi is always able to grab a healthy and delicious beverage no matter where she travels. It’s important to keep hydrated. Her favorite way to have a cup of tea at home is to use her Aquarium Co-Op green mug. She enjoys it while sitting in her garden, answering customer questions, or enjoying a cup of hot tea. The mug holds 11 oz. of your favorite hot, or cold beverage. You can even use it in the microwave. “I don’t like coffee but my AquariumCo-Op mug makes a great cup of hot tea. Plus, it washes up really easily too. I love it!” she says.

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 always wears this comfortable cotton shirt while she works with her aquariums, no matter how short the commercial is. It matches with every outfit, which is why she loves it. It is durable and can be washed in the washer and dried when it has become stained by tank water or filter gunk. Two styles of Co-Op black T-shirts are available: A goldfish in all Red and a Mbu puffer blue and yellow.

Classic Black Aquarium Co-Op Hat

Robert’s pick

A basic black accessory is the perfect addition to any outfit. 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. The fit and professionalism of this black cap is a plus. 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

Did you know Aquarium Co-Op makes a measuring glass and spoon? 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 has a really nifty design. It is extremely compact and can measure 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon or 1 teaspoon. It’s sorcery. I love the Co-Op measuring glasses too. I even propagate plant cuttings in some of mine. They are cheap and practical, so they make excellent stocking stuffers,” Lizzie states.

Gifts for Everyone and Anyone

If you’ve read this list and still aren’t sure what to get the fishkeeper in your life, here are a couple bonus ideas that aquarium hobbyists of any skill level can appreciate.


The fact is that fishkeeping requires water and water gets on things. Aquarium Co-Op’s soft, absorbent cotton hand towels are your solution. It is available in black to match other Co-Op gear. The logo is also featured on both ends. This simple gift says “I am your friend” and “I care about your hardwood floors.”

Gift Cards

An Aquarium Co-Op gift certificate can be a great way to show your support for their hobby and to show you care, just like any other store. It’s the easiest gift you can give. No gift wrapping required You can choose your amount in increments of $5, $10 or $25.

For more ideas on what to buy for the holidays, check out our previous guide on our top 10 holiday gift ideas for your favorite fishkeeper.