Editor's Choice - Our Favorite API Automatic Fish Feeders

1. API Automatic Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 62 8

API 71A First Impressions

"Best thing I ever bought."

I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. The unit arrived partially charged. He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. I have used this every day for a year and love it. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up.

  • API Automatic Fish Feeder
  • Contains one (1) API VACATION PYRAMID FISH FEEDER 14-Day 1.2-Ounce Automatic Fish Feeder
  • Supplies food to your fish while you are away for up to 14 days
  • Dissolves slowly and releases food after a few hours
  • Includes natural ingredients to meet nutritional requirements of all aquarium fish
  • Drop one pyramid into aquarium and do not use in a fish bowl or a non-filtered or non-aerated aquarium
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3 inches; 1.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 71A
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API 71A Final Thoughts

"Just like life I guess."

There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. Overall this is a very good feeder. This does everything but fill itself with food. The first opening was way too small. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries.

Overall Score
4.2


(2757 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated API Automatic Fish Feeders

2. (3 Pack) API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 68 3

API First Impressions

"Shame as a great idea."

It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding.

  • (3 Pack) API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fish Feeder
  • 3 Pack of API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fish Feeders (4 Pyramids Per Pack)
  • Automatically feeds your fish while you're away
  • One pyramid feeds 15 to 20 average size fish in a 10 gallon tank
  • Works over 3 days, perfect for a weekend getaway
  • For fresh or saltwater fish
  • Manufacture: API
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 1 x 5 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API
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  • Value For Money
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API Final Thoughts

"That did it."

I bought this feeder to use on my betta tank for weeks when I go home from college. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine.

Overall Score
4.4


(44 Points)

3. (2 Pack) Api 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fish Feeder (4 Ct. Per Pack)

User Ratings: 58 11

API (2 Pack) API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fis First Impressions

"So far so good!"

Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered. It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now.

  • (2 Pack) Api 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fish Feeder (4 Ct. Per Pack)
  • Manufacture: API
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3 inches; 2.08 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API (2 Pack) API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fis
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API (2 Pack) API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fis Final Thoughts

"Works great."

There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food.

Overall Score
4.0


(9 Points)

4. (2 Pack) Api 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fish Feeder (4 Ct. Per Pack)

User Ratings: 58 11

API (2 Pack) API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fis First Impressions

"Nice mounting features."

That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. It took a min to figure out the instructions. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder. It would probably sell like hot cakes. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine.

  • (2 Pack) Api 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fish Feeder (4 Ct. Per Pack)
  • Manufacture: API
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3 inches; 2.08 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API (2 Pack) API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fis
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  • Value For Money
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API (2 Pack) API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fis Final Thoughts

"Love this feeder."

I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. This thing must be running on uranium. It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone.

Overall Score
4.0


(9 Points)

5. WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Glass Cone Feeder Red Worm Fish Tank Plant Shrimp Feeder Punch Cup Fish Feeding ...

User Ratings: 47

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"Easy to install and use."

Online instructions are not much help. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. I couldn't hear it was running still I saw fish foods in the tank. Another big tip for flake food users. This thing must be running on uranium. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about.

  • WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Glass Cone Feeder Red Worm Fish Tank Plant Shrimp Feeder Punch Cup Fish Feeding Cup with Suction
  • High quality material: Glass feeder cup is made of high quality material, which is durable and lasting for use. It can be used repeatedly and durable for long time use.
  • Protect live food: Live food funnel floating for worm blood feeder and solve eating trouble of small food in the tank for fish. Prevent live food spread to go to throughout in aquarium tank.
  • Easy to install: Transparent design is better to know how much food left and whether it traps or not. It is easy to install the fish feeder by the suction cups. It can be used in fish tank and aquarium, convenient to use.
  • Keeps aquarium cleaner: Keeps aquarium cleaner food doesn't spread around so easily. Suitable for feeding: red worms, brine shrimp, blood worm and red nematode.
  • Attract fish’s attention: Your fish will figure it out after they are used to the feeder, and will occasionally swim up to assemble there. It will be a part of their attraction of these curious fishes.
  • Manufacture: WEAVERBIRD
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WEAVERBIRD
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WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"Very quiet in operation."

You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. This does everything but fill itself with food. The price was good, and I recommend it! I purchased this before a month-long vacation. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. This thing must be running on uranium.

Overall Score
4.1


(6 Points)

6. hygger Large Programmable Auto Pond Feeder with LCD Display Controller Automatic Fish Food Feeding D...

User Ratings: 53

hygger First Impressions

"Very quiet."

I can leave town and not worry about the fish. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish.

  • hygger Large Programmable Auto Pond Feeder with LCD Display Controller Automatic Fish Food Feeding Dispenser Outdoor Koi Fish Feeder 5.5 L Capacity
  • 【Feed Your Fish on Schedule】Hygger Automatic Pond Feeder dispenses food automatically for your outdoor fish on scheduled time when you're on vacation or on business trip, weatherproof and safe from wildlife
  • 【Easy to read LCD display controller with clock】 Build in controller, this auto fish feeder can program up to 6 times per day, 0-9 portions depending on your preference, each portion lasting 15 seconds. And manual feeding button for instant feeding. Easy to program
  • 【Lasts up to Few Weeks】 With a full load of food, the storage bin is 5.5 litre capacity which can feed your fish for several weeks, depending on how many fish you have and how big they are. Ideal for 4-10 mm pellets or sticks food, not for flake! Comes with 2 shaped sliders for your feeding requirement, slider with dense grooved rings can dispense less food for your fish. Vice versa
  • 【No Battery Needed】16 foot long electric wire requires No battery. Just wipe clean, less maintenance. Large feeder measures 20.7" L × 14.2" H. Storage food bin measures 10.6" H ×7" Dia can holds fish food up to 5 lbs.
  • 【Designed for Koi Pond】This auto feeder require tools (drill and screwer) to be mounted at the pond's edge (wooden or stone floor). Constructed with metal and ABS plastic, resistant to bad weather, snap lid is easy to refill and safe from wildlife
  • up to six daily feed times
  • from 0-9 portions each time
  • lasting 15 seconds each portion
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Item Weight: 6.98 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Just a great design."

The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. I have a one gallon tank with a betta. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. And yes, you can use flake food like I do, just fine.

Overall Score
4.3


(24 Points)

7. Penn Plax Pro-Balance Squid Shape Vacation Feeding Block - 1 Per Blister Card

User Ratings: 17 18

ProBalance First Impressions

"This feeder is awesome."

I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. It would probably sell like hot cakes. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. I like to keep consistency with the tank. The other way you can mount this is with a stick on mount. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all.

  • Penn Plax Pro-Balance Squid Shape Vacation Feeding Block - 1 Per Blister Card
  • Color of feeding block may vary (white or orange)
  • Contains Pro Balance® high quality fish food.
  • Time-release formula can feed your 10-15 gallon aquarium for up to 10 days.
  • Contains fish favorites like shimp & daphnia with added vitamins & minerals.
  • Perfect for cichlids, gouramis, parrot fish and other similar size fish.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ProBalance
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ProBalance Final Thoughts

"Good price too."

There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. The first opening was way too small. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base.

Overall Score
3.2


(9 Points)

8. IntelliFeed Optional 6V Power Adapter

User Ratings: 72 14

IntelliFeed Power Adapter Intellifeed Adapter First Impressions

"Ease of use, five stars."

I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation.

  • IntelliFeed Optional 6V Power Adapter
  • Fits Lifegard Intellifeed Fish Feeder
  • Approved alternative to 4AA Batteries
  • Great for continual use where batteries would wear out
  • Manufacture: Lifegard Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 1.5 x 3 inches; 4.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The IntelliFeed Power Adapter Intellifeed Adapter
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IntelliFeed Power Adapter Intellifeed Adapter Final Thoughts

"Recommend!"

It is the quiet feeder I ever have. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. Online instructions are not much help. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. It took a min to figure out the instructions.

Overall Score
4.2


(15 Points)

9. (3 Pack) API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 68 3

API First Impressions

"Shame as a great idea."

It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding.

  • (3 Pack) API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fish Feeder
  • 3 Pack of API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fish Feeders (4 Pyramids Per Pack)
  • Automatically feeds your fish while you're away
  • One pyramid feeds 15 to 20 average size fish in a 10 gallon tank
  • Works over 3 days, perfect for a weekend getaway
  • For fresh or saltwater fish
  • Manufacture: API
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 1 x 5 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

API Final Thoughts

"That did it."

I bought this feeder to use on my betta tank for weeks when I go home from college. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine.

Overall Score
4.4


(44 Points)

10. Ocean Nutrition Feeding Frenzy Grid Feeding Clip

User Ratings: 39 15

Ocean Nutrition 986033 First Impressions

"Recommend!"

It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time. I have no complaints and fish are happy. I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule.

  • Ocean Nutrition Feeding Frenzy Grid Feeding Clip
  • Underwater feeding aid for “shy” fish
  • Firmly grips or holds a defrosted cube of gel-based Frozen Formula Foods
  • Excellent for butterflies and other picky feeders
  • Manufacture: Ocean Nutrition
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ocean Nutrition 986033
  • Quality
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Ocean Nutrition 986033 Final Thoughts

"And that's a good thing!"

I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover.

Overall Score
3.7


(60 Points)

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