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. …


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. The hoodie is light enough to wear in warmer temperatures, but warm enough to keep you cozy on rainy or cold days. This is a common occurrence 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. I love the large, white Aquarium Co-Op logo at 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

If there was an award for the most Aquarium Co-Op decals on a laptop, Randy would probably win it. He stated, “Having these stickers created and made makes my heart happy. And I absolutely love slapping them everywhere on my laptop.” 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 the community can join you by sharing a photo of where your sticker is placed and a review on our website.

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. With Murphy’s charming smile featured right on the front, it’s no surprise that Cory wears this hat so often. It comes in both a fitted and a snapback version. The back features classic trucker mesh for maximum airflow. Cory said that the mesh back makes this hat perfect for summer. They are fitted, have small and large sizes, and the FlexFit design makes them extremely comfortable. Love these hats.”

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. This mesh-back hat is a great choice for Dean, even if he’s not in the fish tank. He can also be seen taking Luka on a walk while wearing it. 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. It’s a dapper combination when paired with the Aquarium Co-Op t-shirt, of course.

Aquarium Co-Op Mug

Candi’s pick

No matter where she goes, Candi always has a delicious and healthy beverage in hand. It is vital to stay hydrated. At home, her green mug from Aquarium Co-Op is her favorite way to enjoy a hot cup of tea while relaxing in her beautiful garden or working hard to answer customer questions. 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’ve ever seen Irene on the Co-Op YouTube channel, you might have noticed that she wears an Aquarium Co-Op black t-shirt in every video. Whether it’s a short commercial or a long, informative video, Irene is always sporting this comfortable cotton tee while working with her aquariums. She loves it because it matches well with any outfit. It is durable and can be washed in the washer and dried when it has become stained by tank water or filter gunk. There are two options for the Co-Op black t-shirts: one in red with a goldfish and one in yellow with a Mbu puffer.

Classic Black Aquarium Co-Op Hat

Robert’s pick

There is nothing like a basic black accessory to complete an ensemble. And when you manage a fish store like Aquarium Co-Op, you need a durable hat to hold up during long shifts while moving hundreds of fish around. Robert is a huge fan of his Aquarium Co-Op black hat. The black fitted cap looks professional and sporty while doing the job. Plus, it has FlexFit technology, making it comfortable to wear all day long without squeezing your noggin. Robert says he finds the black Co-Op hat especially handy when it rains (which is almost every day in Washington) because the nice long brim keeps the rain away from his glasses.

Aquarium Co-Op Measurement Glass and Spoon

Lizzie’s picks

Aquarium Co-Op sells a measuring cup and a spoon. You can use them for over a million purposes. The Aquarium Co-Op measuring tool is perfect for any job, including measuring Ich-X or salt for brine shrimps, or plant fertilizer. 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 glasses are also a favorite of mine. Some of my Co-Op measuring glasses have been used to propagate plant cuttings. They’re cheap and useful, and they would make fantastic stocking stuffers,” says Lizzie.

Bonus: Gifts For 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. The soft, absorbent cotton towel from Aquarium Co-Op is your answer. It comes in black to match the rest of your Co-Op gear and features the logo in green on both ends. It’s a simple gift, but one that says, “I am your friend and I care about your hardwood floors.”

Gift cards

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. It’s the easiest gift you can give. No gift wrapping required Select your amount in increments: $5, $10, $25 or $50.

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.