With the holidays just around the corner, ’tis the season for shopping. Gifts for aquarium owners aren’t available just anywhere, though, so you might have to do some searching to find the perfect present. Even the experienced aquarium connoisseur will be impressed by some of your sleuthy online finds, and we’re here to help you find them. Here are six fin-tastic ideas to help get you inspired.
If you know an aquarium owner who loves to show off their fish, you can’t go wrong with the. Ideal for fish photography, this small tool easily attaches to any aquarium for hands-free magnified viewing of the goings-on inside. It’s safe for use on glass or acrylic tanks. Watching fish just got even more exciting, now that you can watch closely.
Many aquarium owners already use lights to decorate their tanks, but lights like these make a great gift you won’t find in many other places. Theis a remote-controlled LED strip that’s safe to mount underwater, so your fish won’t be bothered by the light. The included remote lets you change the color of the lights for endless mood combinations.
Help your fish-loving friend relax this holiday season with the app-connected. Your friend can fill the feeder and forget, thanks to an adjustable timer that feeds fish right on schedule, whether it be hourly, daily, or weekly. All they’ll need to get started is a smartphone to download the app and knowledge of the right feeding schedule for their fish.
For the aquarium owner who has everything, a self-cleaning, food-growing tank will surprise and impress them. Theis a “mini aquaponic ecosystem” that supports life both above and below the water. The tank stays clean thanks to the filtering qualities of the plants (choose your favorite houseplant or succulent), while fish waste fertilizes the growing greens.
Not only does your fish get a new place to explore, but you get to watch your plants come to life, too.
Every aquarium keeper will have to deal with algae at some point, and regular scrapers just don’t cut it. Corners, nooks, and crannies are hard to reach, and, even though heavy-duty scrapers are available, you might have to get your hands wet to clean the tank. Aqueon has developed, which uses magnets to wipe away algae even in tricky places. You hands can stay dry, and thanks to the magnet, the scrubber is easy to retrieve after each use.
When in doubt, aquarium decor is never the wrong way to go when gift giving. Thisis a hand-painted resin playground for fish that gives them places to frolic and hide. It can be set alongside other Penn-Plax pieces to create an entire underwater kingdom — the gift just keeps on giving! The detailed design of the castle makes it a beautiful accent for any home tank, so you know you’re giving a gift that your friend or family (or fish!) will appreciate.
Decking out an aquarium for the holiday season is a great way to spread the cheer, even for fish. Any aquarium owner is sure to love the unique gifts on this list, almost as much as their aquatic buddies will. Happy shopping!