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
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

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

[star rating="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
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

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

[star rating="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
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

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

[star rating="4"]
(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
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

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

[star rating="4"]
(9 Points)

5. FixtureDisplays Aquarium Fish Tank Square Ring Feeder Feeding Station Float Floating Food 3" Diamete...

FixtureDisplays First Impressions

"Works GREAT."

Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. I purchased this before a month-long vacation. That number of rotations shows as tiny number in the left-most lower window. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great!

  • FixtureDisplays Aquarium Fish Tank Square Ring Feeder Feeding Station Float Floating Food 3" Diameter 12203-2PK
  • Ideal for home use, pet stores, pet supplies shops, aquariums. The fish feeder is suitable for feeding flake foods and other floating foods. Put foods into the ring, it will prevent foods from floating around.
  • Suciton cup allows easy attachement to the wall. Lessen wasted food and water filters replacement. It is also easy to control food dispersal.
  • It can also help to reduce filter clogging.
  • Perfect for fresh or salt water feed. Supplied with Suction Cup. Material: plastic, rubber.
  • Shipping to Canada and Mexico: import duty and fees apply.
  • Manufacture: FixtureDisplays
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FixtureDisplays
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

FixtureDisplays Final Thoughts

"That was quick."

However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(1 Points)

6. Senzeal 6Pcs Aquarium Live Red Worm Cone Feeder Plastic Frozen Brine Shrimp Fish Food Feeding Cup fo...

User Ratings: 42 14

Senzeal SZLUS-0431 First Impressions

"Will buy again."

The first opening was way too small. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. It would probably sell like hot cakes. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. I like to keep consistency with the tank. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box.

  • Senzeal 6Pcs Aquarium Live Red Worm Cone Feeder Plastic Frozen Brine Shrimp Fish Food Feeding Cup for Fish Tank with Suckers
  • Made of plastic, eco-friendly, safety.
  • Comes with suction cup, free-floating or attached to the side of the aquarium with the suction up.
  • Live food funnel floating for red worms feeder and solve eating trouble of small food in the tank for fish.
  • Protect live food spread to go to throughout in aquarium tank.
  • Have powerful electromagnetic sucker, removable, not easy to fall off.
  • Manufacture: Senzeal
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Senzeal SZLUS-0431
  • Quality [star rating='2.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.6']

Senzeal SZLUS-0431 Final Thoughts

"Very pleased."

I have a one gallon tank with a betta. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time. It would probably sell like hot cakes. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well.

Overall Score
3.6

[star rating="3.6"]
(121 Points)

7. SunGrow Feeding Ring, 4x4 Inches, Floating Food Square, Easy to Install, Reduces Waste and Maintains...

User Ratings: 60 9

SunGrow 4334826076 First Impressions

"That was quick."

I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. All the time and effort I could have saved. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features.

  • SunGrow Feeding Ring, 4x4 Inches, Floating Food Square, Easy to Install, Reduces Waste and Maintains Water Quality, Suitable for Flakes and Floating Fish Foods, for Goldfish and Other Smaller Fish
  • ✔ ENCOURAGES PICKY EATERS TO EAT MORE --- Some fish are more finicky than others or may be a bit more shy and not want to eat with the other fish. The SunGrow Floating Fish Feeding Ring allows you to feed specialty foods to the pickier fish while sprinkling standard floating fish food to the general population of fish. It won’t take long for your finicky fish to quickly learn that the square fish feeder is where to find their supper.
  • ✔ PREVENTS FISH FROM BEING BULLIES --- A great way to prevent fish in a community tank from being bullies is to use multiple floating feeding rings. Fill one square fish feeder and allow your more aggressive fish to dash over to eat. Once they are occupied, add floating fish food to a second feeding square for the more timid fish. Bullies can’t hog all the rings, so add as many as you feel necessary so all your fish can eat in peace.
  • ✔ REDUCES DEBRIS BY KEEPING FOOD CONTAINED --- By placing your pet fish’s food directly into the feeder square, it inhibits the flakes and pellets from floating into unwanted places such as the filter. A cleaner aquarium filter is far more effective at keeping your tank’s water at a higher quality level and reduces excess debris throughout the tank.
  • ✔ FITS PERFECTLY IN A FISH TANK --- At a convenient size of 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm), the lightweight Square Feeding Ring for small fish from SunGrow is constructed of safe, high quality black plastic. It comes complete with a matching black suction cup to hold it securely in place. You also have the option of allowing the fish feeder to float freely along the surface of your freshwater tank or saltwater aquarium.
  • ✔ SAVES FISH OWNERS’ TIME AND MONEY --- Effective and creative, the Square Feeding Ring for your neon tetra, guppy, and goldfish is fantastic at saving money on excess food, maintaining high-quality water and reducing filter clogging. Placing your flakes into a specified area means that you can control the dispersal of food and more is eaten and less is wasted. Less stray food and filter clogs allows you to spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your pet fish.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow 4334826076
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

SunGrow 4334826076 Final Thoughts

"Set up a breeze."

The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed. I also find it much easier to program. It is the quiet feeder I ever have. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(661 Points)

8. PROCHE Automatic Fish Feeder Intelligent Fish/Turtle/Goldfish Feeder for Aquarium & Fish Tank | 4 Ti...

User Ratings: 50 13

PROCHE PRO-E First Impressions

"Freaking amazing y'all!"

I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. Programming was not too difficult, but does need careful reading. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. On this one you don't have to reset anything when filling. I purchased this before a month-long vacation.

  • PROCHE Automatic Fish Feeder Intelligent Fish/Turtle/Goldfish Feeder for Aquarium & Fish Tank | 4 Times | Intelligent Timer Fish Food Dispenser for Trips, Weekend & Vacation
  • ☞UNIVERSEL: 2*AAA batteries included, can last for 3 months. Feeds all kinds of fish foods, including flakes, pellets, powders and strips. Ideal for home fish tanks and aquariums. Can feed most of pet fishes, turtles, newts and frogs. ATTENTION: Please follow instructions to set up for rotation times per turn, otherwise the feeder won't work!
  • ☞4 FEEDING TIMES: Up to 4 feeding times per day & 1-2 rotation per time. Easy setup just follow our manual and you will find it easy to set 4 feeding times on the machine. Choose the feeding times by yourself. Also the feeder has a button of “Manual”, have fun when feeding fish by yourself.
  • ☞2 INSTALL METHODS: 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. Make sure the feeder can be over the water level to keep fish food dry.
  • ☞EASY CONTROL: By adjusting the slider, you may increase or decrease the amount of food dispensed per rotation. Easily control the amount of fish food dispensed by yourself.
  • ☞WHAT YOU GET: 1 x Automatic Fish Feeder; 1 x User Manual; 2 x AAA Batteries; 1 x 12-Month Warranty; 1 x PROCHE Lifetime Customer Service.
  • Manufacture: PROCHE
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 3 x 8 inches; 8.01 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PROCHE PRO-E
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

PROCHE PRO-E Final Thoughts

"It's closer to 4."

Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. I figured too much food was better than too little. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. Portion size can be adjusted easily.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(560 Points)

9. SLSON 4 Pack Fishes Veggie Seaweed Plant Suction Cup Clip Feeding Tool Feed Holder Aquarium Accessor...

User Ratings: 63 7

SLSON First Impressions

"Will buy again."

Only downside was that the hole was too big for red tiny bit fish food. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. I figured too much food was better than too little. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day.

  • SLSON 4 Pack Fishes Veggie Seaweed Plant Suction Cup Clip Feeding Tool Feed Holder Aquarium Accessories for Fish Tank
  • PERFECT FEEDING TOOL: This aquarium fish tank clip can securely hold any seaveggies, algae, dried seaweed sheets, lettuces, and prolongs enjoyable feeding experience for the fish as they feel like not being forced to eat an entire day’s food supply in a short period.
  • GOOD DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES: This seaweed suction cup clip is not only a ideal tool for feeding ,but also a decoration accessories. You can use them to keep the decoration in the fish tank, like Betta bed or artificial plants, to creat a natural wild aquarium environments environment for fish.
  • TWO INSTALL METHODS: There are some holes on the suction cup, you can choose the way you like (hole in the middle or beside) to use the scution clip, vertical or horizontal.
  • SAFETY MATERIAL: This feeding tool is made of high quality transparent soft plastic, it has strong adsorption capacity and can be easily adsorbed on the smooth surface like fish tank.Our suction cup clips for fish no part is made of metal making it pet-safe and rust-free. The waterproof clip is advisable to clean the surface for any dirt before attaching it onto any other surface.
  • PACKAGE INCLUDE:You can receive 4 suction cup clips, the diameter of suction cup is 1.57". Please note that to make it work, let the sucker soak in water for a while before using it.If the suction cup is deformed, it can be recovered by soaking in hot water.
  • Manufacture: SLSON
  • Item Weight: 1.58 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SLSON
  • Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

SLSON Final Thoughts

"Will buy again."

There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine. The unit arrived partially charged. I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! It would probably sell like hot cakes. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(358 Points)

10. NEWCOMDIGI Fish Feeding Ring, Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Black, with Suction Cup Easy to ...

User Ratings: 53

NEWCOMDIGI First Impressions

"Good luck."

However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. All the time and effort I could have saved. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. Overall this is a very good feeder. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand.

  • NEWCOMDIGI Fish Feeding Ring, Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Black, with Suction Cup Easy to Install Aquarium, Square and Round Shape 2 Pcs Feeder Station for Guppy, Betta, Goldfish
  • ★ ☀❤【Safe Material 】- 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.
  • ★ ☀❤【Reasonable design 】 - Suction cup suspension, Rotating device, Floating design, When the water level rises or falls, fotating rod Repositioning with the water level, buoyant sponge is embedded in the bottom, Fish feeding ring Always keep floating above the water.
  • ★ ☀❤【Function 】 - Feed the fish no longer need to turn off the skimmer pump, Put food in the circle, the fish the fish will eat in own plate, fish Don't need to chase food everywhere,Improve feeding efficiency,Reduce fish food waste.
  • ★ ☀❤【Fish Feeding Bowl】- Suitable for all Flaky, granular, various shapes, with Floating fish food,for fish, turtle, gold fish, cichlid, guppies, catfish, betta, aquatic pets such.
  • ★ ☀❤ 【Size】 The Square plate is the bigger one with 4 inch (10 cm) length and the Round plate has 3 inch diameter (7.5 cm), so you can use them according to your Aquarium Size.
  • Manufacture: NEWCOMDIGI
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NEWCOMDIGI
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

NEWCOMDIGI Final Thoughts

"Fish survived."

That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations. I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(7 Points)

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