10+ Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Fish Keeper

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!


Tank Upgrades

Fish keepers love to improve their tanks. 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 and customizable color spectrums. You can even program it using your smartphone to simulate natural sunrises and sunsets.

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.

Supply Refills

Let’s say you have told your spouse and child not to put up any more tanks. We ask that you reconsider. No? Alright, alright. It’s okay. For example, plant fertilizers and root tabs are always in demand to keep live aquarium plants growing happy and healthy.

The quarantine medication trio is a great set of broad-spectrum treatments to have on hand in case of emergencies.

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.

Stocking Stuffers

Need something small enough to slide into the stocking by the fireplace? But 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.) 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. (You can also get the backup battery accessory, linked in the product’s 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.

Unique Items

It doesn’t necessarily have to be something that your friend uses for his hobby. What about fun, fish-themed knick-knacks that showcase their love of aquariums? Look online for artwork, clothing, socks, earrings, and coffee mugs that are decorated with 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?

Gift Certificates

Finally, if your loved one is super picky, there’s nothing wrong with giving them a cash envelope, gift card, or supervised spending spree at their favorite fish store. 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 makes shopping easy.

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!