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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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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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. 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
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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


(661 Points)

6. XEOGUIYA Mini Shrimp Hatchery Feeder Tube, Aquarium Shrimp Dropper with Suction Cup for Hatchery Bre...

User Ratings: 50

XEOGUIYA First Impressions

"Highly recommended."

It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. Its alot more simple than how it reads. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl.

  • XEOGUIYA Mini Shrimp Hatchery Feeder Tube, Aquarium Shrimp Dropper with Suction Cup for Hatchery Breeding for Shrimp Fish
  • Shrimp feeding tube material: made of high-quality plastic, strong and durable, very suitable for feeding fish shrimp, turtle etc.
  • Easy to install: The shrimp egg feeder comes with a suction cup, which can be installed in any corner of the inner wall of the fish tank, which is not easy to fall off.
  • Easy to use: Put some shrimp feed on the fish feeder, then you can feed it. The transparent design makes it easy to observe the remaining food at any time.
  • Keep the aquarium clean: The fish feeder keeps the food in a certain area, will not eventually be scattered everywhere, nor will it be pulled into the filter, to a certain extent clean the aquarium resources.
  • Packaging includes: 1X feeding tube. Use feeding tube can effectively improves the feeding efficiency and reduces food waste.
  • Manufacture: XEOGUIYA
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XEOGUIYA Final Thoughts

"This has been great!"

For the price, I do not regret my purchase. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

7. Freedi Aquarium Red Worm Cone Feeder Live Frozen Brine Shrimp Fish Food Feeding Cup for Fish Tank,3 ...

User Ratings: 25 19

Freedi First Impressions

"This thing worked great."

The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. It is the quiet feeder I ever have. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. This thing must be running on uranium.

  • Freedi Aquarium Red Worm Cone Feeder Live Frozen Brine Shrimp Fish Food Feeding Cup for Fish Tank,3 Pcs
  • Made of plastic, eco-friendly, safety. Size: About 6.7x6.7CM/DxL.
  • Complete with suction cup to attach to aquarium.
  • Live Food funnel floating for Worm Blood 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: Freedi
  • Product Dimensions: 0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches; 1.06 Ounces
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Freedi Final Thoughts

"Shame as a great idea."

I also find it much easier to program. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders.

Overall Score
3.1


(22 Points)

8. Fischuel Aquarium Feeding Ring Floating Rings Food Feeder Feeding Trough Square with Suction Cup for...

User Ratings: 55 8

Fischuel First Impressions

"No complain."

This certainly worked for my purposes. I have a one gallon tank with a betta. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. I couldn't hear it was running still I saw fish foods in the tank. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries.

  • Fischuel Aquarium Feeding Ring Floating Rings Food Feeder Feeding Trough Square with Suction Cup for Fish Feeder with Blood Worms Meal Worms
  • - No more feeding bully : Set up multiple feeding rings. A bully can’t hog all the feeding rings.
  • - Save your water quality - A feeding ring keeps the food in place while your fish eat their fill, not only preventing waste but reducing the amount of food that is left to rot – that stuff can really mess with your water quality.
  • - Suspension Design : Floating otating rod make sure the feeding ring ALWAYS floating above the water whatever the water level rises or falls. Come with a bloodworm feeding cup for bloodworm’s cleaning, thawing and disinfecting.
  • - Efficient Feeding : They also allow placement at specific locations in the tank by longer lasting strong sucker. If you have a picky eater, he will also quickly learn which ring is his feeding station.
  • - 100% Safe For Fish : Made by 100% non-toxic and odorless materials, No pollution to water, Not harmful to all aquatic pets.
  • Manufacture: Fischuel
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Fischuel Final Thoughts

"This worked very well."

The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. Portion size can be adjusted easily. The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains.

Overall Score
4.1


(222 Points)

9. Nutrafin 7 Day Treasure Chest Weekend Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 52 10

Nutrafin A7531 First Impressions

"Great for the price."

The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. Its alot more simple than how it reads. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results.

  • Nutrafin 7 Day Treasure Chest Weekend Fish Feeder
  • Block slowly dissolves to provide a time-released source of food during an aquarist's absence
  • Sufficient for about 7 days per block
  • Neutralizes pH and purifies water
  • Contains a well balanced variety of freeze-dried food
  • Manufacture: Nutrafin
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 4.9 x 7 inches; 1.23 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nutrafin A7531
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Nutrafin A7531 Final Thoughts

"Very quiet in operation."

He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. The unit arrived partially charged. I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish.

Overall Score
3.9


(54 Points)

10. Penn-Plax Daily Double II Battery-Operated Automatic Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 49 12

Penn-Plax DDAF2 First Impressions

"Highly recommend it!"

The unit arrived partially charged. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. For the price, I do not regret my purchase. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all.

  • Penn-Plax Daily Double II Battery-Operated Automatic Fish Feeder
  • Daily Double II automatic fish feeder
  • Dispenses flake or pellet food twice a day for up to 4 weeks-unattended
  • Large capacity food drum with adjustable setting
  • Free-standing or clamps onto any tank
  • Battery operated
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 5.24 x 7.24 inches; 13.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax DDAF2
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Penn-Plax DDAF2 Final Thoughts

"That did it."

Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. Its alot more simple than how it reads. I figured too much food was better than too little. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder.

Overall Score
3.8


(318 Points)

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