10+ Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Fish Keeper
It’s that time of year again! Most of us begin thinking about gifts for our family and friends this holiday season, with Thanksgiving reduced to leftovers and decorations all around the neighborhood. If your loved one is obsessed with aquariums but you know nothing about fish, here’s our official holiday gift guide to help you become the best Santa ever!
Most fish keepers are always jonesing to upgrade their tanks, whether in size, quantity, or stocking selection. If they’re looking to improve their planted aquarium, measure the length of the tank and consider getting them a high-end LED light that fits. Fluval Plant 3.0 offers excellent light intensity, customizable color spectrums, as well as the ability to be programmed via a smartphone so that fish can imitate natural sunrises.
The Fluval Plant Spectrum LED is one of our favorite high-end planted aquarium lights because of its superb quality, long warranty, and customizability.
If you know your friend is saving up for the next Petco “Dollar per Gallon” aquarium sale, help them out by purchasing extra programmable heaters and filters for the new tanks. We have a useful heater guide that helps you determine what heater size is needed based on their aquarium’s dimensions.
Let’s suppose that you have forbidden your spouse or children from setting up more tanks. First off, may we ask you to reconsider? No? Alright, alright. You don’t need to worry about running out of certain materials, as they are easily re-used over time. For example, plant fertilizers and root tabs are always in demand to keep live aquarium plants growing happy and healthy.
A great set of broad-spectrum medications to have in an emergency is the trio of quarantine medication.
If they don’t keep plants, check their aquarium supply cabinet to get an idea of what they need. Our trio of quarantine medication should always be on hand. You never know when a fish will get sick or need immediate treatment. Because pets love to be spoilt, you might find new fish foods they haven’t tried before.
You need something small enough for the stocking near the fireplace? Not to worry. A magnetic algae cleaner with the matching scraper blade would fit perfectly. (If their aquarium is made of acrylic and not glass, then make sure to get the acrylic-safe cleaner and blade instead.) The USB nano air pump is another nifty item that makes sure fish get enough air during power outages or car trips for long distance transportation. The backup battery accessory is also available, which can be found in the description. Wonder Shells are a dissolvable tablet that provides water hardness and essential mineral support for fish tanks.
A magnetic algae cleaner, in combination with the scraper blade accessory, is an amazing tool for keeping aquarium walls clean and clear.
You’ll find novelty items
Your friend doesn’t need to buy you something practical for your hobby. What about fun, fish-themed knick-knacks that showcase their love of aquariums? Find artwork, clothing and socks online that feature aquatic animals. One of my favorite white elephant gifts from a local aquarium society Christmas party was a large goldfish stuffed animal that now lives on my office desk. And of course, you can always get them merch from their favorite YouTube aquarium channel (hint hint).
Who wouldn’t love an Aquarium Co-Op shirt to proudly declare their love for fish?
You can also give your loved one a cash envelope, gift certificate, or supervised shopping spree at their favorite fish market if they are very picky. If you forgot someone on your holiday shopping list and need an awesome last-minute present, get a gift card from Aquarium Co-Op, and we’ll email it directly to you for easy printing or forwarding to your friend.
Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas or just to say thank you for the fish help. This gift card is easy to use.
Hopefully, our aquarium gift guide has given you some great ideas on how to celebrate that special fish keeper in your life. And if you’re an aquarium hobbyist yourself, don’t forget to share this article with your family and friends to help them out. From the Aquarium Co-Op family to yours, have a wonderful holiday season!