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 probably wears his Aquarium Co-Op Hoodie, whether he’s running to the grocery or checking on his ricefish breeding tanks in the backyard. 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 said, “Yeah my Co-Op sweatershirt feels really comfortable. It has the Aquarium Co-Op logo in large, white on 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

Randy would likely win the award for having the most Aquarium Cooperative decals on his laptop. He said, “Having these stickers made and designed makes me happy. I love to slap them all over my computer.” I am even happier seeing the enthusiasm of the community for these stickers.” These stickers are durable and water-resistant, so they won’t fade over time. Join Randy and the community by taking a photo of the unique place you put your sticker and sharing it on our forum or in a review on the website.

Murphy Mesh Back Cap

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. It’s easy to see why Cory loves this hat with Murphy’s adorable smile on the front. 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 fits well, there are two sizes available, and they have FlexFit for maximum comfort. These hats are so cute!

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. 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 also features the company logo in matching blue on the front. The combination of the Aquarium Co-Op T-shirt and this shirt is quite elegant.

Aquarium Co-Op Mug

Candi’s pick

No matter where she goes, Candi always has a delicious and healthy beverage in hand. It’s important to keep 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 features a simple logo in white on the sides and holds 11 oz of your favorite hot or cold drink. It’s even safe to use in the microwave. “I don’t drink coffee, but my Aquarium Co-Op mug is just perfect for a hot cup of tea in the morning. Plus, it washes up really easily too. She loves it!

Aquarium Co-Op T-Shirts

Irene’s picks

You might have seen Irene on YouTube’s Co-Op channel wearing an Aquarium Co-Op black 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. 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 loves his Aquarium Co-Op’s black hat. This fitted black cap does the job well for the long haul, all while looking sporty and professional. It also features FlexFit technology which makes it easy to wear throughout the day without straining your neck. Robert claims that the Co-Op black Co-Op hat is very useful when it rains, which is almost every day here in Washington. The nice long brim keeps rain from getting into his glasses.

Aquarium Co. Op Measuring 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. 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’s compact and can hold 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon and 1 teaspoon. It’s sorcery. The Co-Op measuring cups are also my favorite. One of my glasses is used for propagating plant cuttings. They’re cheap and useful, and they would make fantastic stocking stuffers,” says Lizzie.

Bonus: Gifts for Anyone and 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 is available in black to match other Co-Op gear. The logo is also featured on both ends. This is a simple gift that will say, “I am Your friend and I care about 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 need to wrap gifts! 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.