10+ Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Fish Keeper
It’s that time 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 has a high light intensity and customizable color spectrums. It can also be programmed with a smartphone to create natural sunrises or sunsets for fish.
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. We ask that you 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.
The trio of quarantine medications is an excellent set of broad-spectrum treatment to keep in your arsenal in case of emergency.
If they don’t keep plants, check their aquarium supply cabinet to get an idea of what they need. Because you never know when your fish might become sick, it is important to have a trio of quarantine medicines on hand. You might also find some new fish foods that they’ve never tried before because most people love spoiling their pets with a variety of treats and staples.
Need something small enough to slide into the stocking by the fireplace? Don’t worry. The perfect solution would be a magnetic algae cleaner that has a matching blade. (If their aquarium is made of acrylic and not glass, then make sure to get the acrylic-safe cleaner and blade instead.) Another handy item is the USB nano air pump. This allows fish to have enough air for long distance transport or power outages. You can also purchase the backup battery accessory linked in the product description. Lastly, if they keep cherry shrimp, livebearers, goldfish, or African cichlids, they might like some Wonder Shells, a dissolvable tablet that adds water hardness and essential minerals to a fish tank.
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
You don’t have to necessarily buy your friend something practical for their hobby. What about fun, fish-themed knick-knacks that showcase their love of aquariums? You can find artwork, socks, earrings and coffee mugs with aquatic animals online. 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!