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 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. This soft sweatshirt is easy to wash as well, when you inevitably dip your sleeves in aquarium water for the millionth time. Jimmy says, “Yeah! My Co-Op sweatershirt was really comfortable. I love the large, white Aquarium Co-Op logo at 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.” 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 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. 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. It’s fitted, we have both small and large, and they’re designed with ultra-comfortable FlexFit. Love these hats.”

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 same mesh back material as the Murphy hat is used in this hat. However, it’s in a lighter color than the front. It also features the company logo in matching blue 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

Candi is always able to grab a healthy and delicious beverage no matter where she travels. 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. It holds 11 ounces of your favorite hot or chilled drink and features a simple logo on the sides. You can even use it in the microwave. My Aquarium Co-Op Mug is perfect for hot tea. It is easy to wash. She loves it!


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. Irene wears the comfortable cotton t-shirt whether she’s 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. 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

A basic black accessory is the perfect addition to any outfit. 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. This is exactly why Robert loves his black hat from Aquarium Co-Op. 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 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’s design is really clever. It’s super compact and has the ability to measure 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon. It’s sorcery. I love the Co-Op measuring glasses too. Some of my Co-Op measuring glasses have been used to propagate plant cuttings. They are cheap and practical, so they make excellent stocking stuffers,” Lizzie states.

Bonus: Gifts For Everyone

Here are some ideas to help you decide what gift to give the fishkeeper in your family.


Fishkeeping is a water-intensive job. The soft, absorbent cotton towel from Aquarium Co-Op is your answer. It is available in black to match other Co-Op gear. The logo is also featured 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. They are transferred using an online code, so it’s actually the easiest gift you’ve ever given. No gift wrapping required Choose your amount in $5, $10, $25, $50, and $100 increments.

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.