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
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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
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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
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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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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. Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory

User Ratings: 81 2

Two Little Fishies 481573 First Impressions

"This worked very well."

This thing must be running on uranium. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. The unit arrived partially charged. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. Its alot more simple than how it reads. The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. For the gouramis I have flake food, but for the corys I have sinking pellets.

  • Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory
  • Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory
  • As An Added Feature The Veggiemag Floats
  • Patent pending design by Julian Sprung.
  • Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory
  • As An Added Feature The Veggiemag Floats Patent Pending Design By Julian Sprung Patent Pending Design By Julian Sprung
  • Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory
  • As an added feature the VeggieMag floats
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3 inches; 0.8 Ounces
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Two Little Fishies 481573 Final Thoughts

"A VERY good value."

The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting.

Overall Score
4.7


(993 Points)

6. Eheim Automatic Feeding Unit

User Ratings: 68 5

Eheim 3581090 First Impressions

"Great auto feeder."

The size of the tank is too small to recommend. Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed.

  • Eheim Automatic Feeding Unit
  • Great for everyday use whether you are home or away
  • Set it and let if feed your fish everyday. Packing dimensions(Width) 2.7 inch, packing dimensions(Height) 5.87 inch, packing dimensions(Depth) 3.43 inch
  • Convenient worry-free feeding for healthy fish
  • Easy to set up and use and includes easy start guide
  • Integrated fan and ventilation system keeps the food dry
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 5.5 inches; 9.39 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
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Eheim 3581090 Final Thoughts

"Works great."

Portion size can be adjusted easily. It took a min to figure out the instructions. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. You don't have as much control over applications as if you feed by hand. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. Its alot more simple than how it reads. Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up.

Overall Score
4.4


(5335 Points)

7. Automatic Fish Feeder Smart Fish Feeder 2020 Upgraded with Memory Function Timed Feeding and Dual Po...

User Ratings: 38 21

Hapeisy First Impressions

"This is a great feeder."

Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. The unit arrived partially charged. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape.

  • Automatic Fish Feeder Smart Fish Feeder 2020 Upgraded with Memory Function Timed Feeding and Dual Power Supply for Aquarium Tank Home Office
  • 500ml large capacity, 4 meals one day, each meal 1-50 portions, each portion 2g.
  • Parameter memory & time memory. One-time setup, long-term memory, even in case of power failure Failure
  • Intelligent working mode, night quiet, automatic alarm system.
  • Dual power supply system.
  • Multi angle installation, simple setting, no jamming.
  • Manufacture: Hapeisy
  • Item Weight: 1.25 pounds
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Hapeisy Final Thoughts

"Easy to program."

Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. It would probably sell like hot cakes. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation. I am very happy to own this feeder. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine.

Overall Score
3.5


(13 Points)

8. Automatic Fish Feeder, Vacation Fish Feeder, Moisture-Proof Electric Auto Fish Feeder, Digital Fish ...

User Ratings: 55 14

AsiFancy First Impressions

"It meets my expectation."

The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly.

  • Automatic Fish Feeder, Vacation Fish Feeder, Moisture-Proof Electric Auto Fish Feeder, Digital Fish Food Dispenser 200Ml Capacity for Vacation, Daily, Business Trip, Weekend
  • 200ml MOISTURE-PROOF FEEDER DRUM: The automatic fish feeder with super large 200ml feeder drum. Moisture-resistant hopper keeps fish food dry, won’t get wet or jammed. The hatch style feed door is completely adjustable, which allowing you to decide how much food is dispensed at each meal. Your fish will be healthy even if you are away from home or office for more than 21 days.
  • UP TO AUTO FEED 4TIMES PERDAY: According to your demands, you can set up to 4 feeding time every day and 1-3 rotation each time. Besides you can feeding any time at home by press manual button.(If you feel that it is trouble to set the time, then you can choose one-click feeding settings, feeding once at 8am and once at 8pm.)
  • SUPER MUTE & HD LCD DISPLAY: This vacation fish feeder designed with low noise <10db. It will work silent and fish will not be scared off. Even in the midnight, you will not hear any noise at all. Large HD display will show you the instant information included time, battery status, feeding times, manual mode and power key. Please set the feeding time following the instructions.
  • EASY TO ADD FOOD: This fish feed dispenser can be only used for the dry food. Very suitable for pellets, granular, strip and flake fish feeder. It’s easy to add the fish food at the top of the fish feeder, not to take down the food bucket, so you can increase or decrease easily the amount of dispensed food. Because of the 360°rotation of the pedestal of digital fish feeder, you can rotate it to the satisfying position after it is installed.
  • EASY TO INSTALL & CLEAN: The feeder has 2 install methods for you to choose. One is to fix the feeder to the tank wall by using the holder. Another is to paste the feeder with double-side sticker on the tank cover. When you want to clean the feeder drum, please kindly remove it, thoroughly rinse with warm water and clean the drum. Make sure drum is completely dry before adding food.
  • Manufacture: AsiFancy
  • Item Weight: 11 ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
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AsiFancy Final Thoughts

"So far so good!"

The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. It also allow multiple feeding option and times.

Overall Score
3.9


(106 Points)

9. YXRAN Fish Feeder Ring, Floating Food Feeding Dish Square and Round Shape with Suction Cup for Aquar...

YXRAN First Impressions

"Great for the price."

I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation. The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. It is the quiet feeder I ever have. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same.

  • YXRAN Fish Feeder Ring, Floating Food Feeding Dish Square and Round Shape with Suction Cup for Aquarium Fish Tank, Blue, Pack of 2
  • Carefully selected materials, longer lasting adsorption force transparent suction cup, environmentally safe plastics, non-toxic and odorless, no pollution to water, not harmful to all aquatic pets.
  • Square Size:Outer L*W=9.5*9.6cm/3.74"x3.78"; Inner:8*8cm/3.15"x3.15". Round size:outer Dia=7.3cm/2.87"; Inner Dia=5cm/1.97".
  • Easy to use, just place the suction cup on the inner wall of the aquarium and put the food in the fish feeding ring to prevent the food from drifting around and even entering the filter. Convenient for fish to eat, reducing food waste while keeping the fish tank clean.
  • Suction cup suspension, floating design, when the water level rises or falls, orating rod re-positioning with the water level, buoyant sponge is embedded in the bottom, fish feeding ring always keep floating above the water.
  • Package included:1 x square shape ring; 1 x round shape ring. It is suitable for all slow-sinking and floating feeds, effectively encircling the feeds and preventing floating.
  • Manufacture: YXRAN
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YXRAN Final Thoughts

"Pretty easy to setup."

I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. Overall this is a very good feeder. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. 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
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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)

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