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
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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. 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
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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)

6. Aquarium Choice Coral Feeder Long Syringe Tube 2020 Newest Version 58CM/22.83Inch Length Two Units(P...

User Ratings: 59 6

Aquarium Choice First Impressions

"Thank you."

This will ruin li-ion batteries over time. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. It would probably sell like hot cakes. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly.

  • Aquarium Choice Coral Feeder Long Syringe Tube 2020 Newest Version 58CM/22.83Inch Length Two Units(Patented Product)
  • Product material:Two units Acrylic tube,two units Soft SILICON RUBBER suction nozzle and two units unique cap,58CM/22.83Inch LENGTH(The cap will not be broken because It is not ball cap and It is very easy to control the liquid volume which you use to feed coral.There are two ways to suck the coral food in and three ways to push the coral food out to feed to coral.)
  • RUBBER suction nozzle and unique special cap with 25ml liquid volume container(The cap will not be broken because It is not ball cap)
  • Many-ways to use it:It is very easy to control the liquid volume which you use to feed coral.There are two ways to suck the coral food in and three ways to push the coral food out to feed to coral.
  • Soft SILICON RUBBand It is very easy to control the liquid volume which you use to feed coral.There are two ways to suck the coral food in anER suction does not harm coral and fish.
  • Acrylic material tube does not broke as easily as glass material.
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Choice
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Aquarium Choice Final Thoughts

"Works as advertised."

I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. This certainly worked for my purposes. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. Suitable for locating anywhere on the tank ledge. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town.

Overall Score
4.2


(170 Points)

7. Senzeal Acrylic Shrimp Feeding Tube with Dish Aquarium Fish Tank Feeder for ShrimpTropical Fish (350...

User Ratings: 68 9

Senzeal SZLUS-US-S-040 First Impressions

"I hope this helps."

You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. Overall this is a very good feeder. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there.

  • Senzeal Acrylic Shrimp Feeding Tube with Dish Aquarium Fish Tank Feeder for ShrimpTropical Fish (350mm/13.78'')
  • Made of high quality acrylic + glass, clear enough to perfectly blend in your aquarium or fish tank.
  • Easy to feed: Bell-mouthing streamline design, easy for feeding to the round feeder without spilling all over to avoid polluting water.
  • With double sucker nail fixation to hold the tube in aquarium, reliable and removable.
  • Glass shrimp feeder: Delicate, smooth and high brightness, perfectly blend in your tanks to increase the beauty of the landscape.
  • Suitable for benthic animal feeding use, like shrimps, crabs, clams and so on.
  • Manufacture: Senzeal
  • Item Weight: 6.4 ounces
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Senzeal SZLUS-US-S-040 Final Thoughts

"These feeders are simple."

The first opening was way too small. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. Overall, this product has been great. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole.

Overall Score
4.2


(17 Points)

8. Aquarium Choice Coral Feeder Long Syringe Tube Liquid Fertilizer Feeder SPS HPS Marine Reef Coral Fe...

User Ratings: 56 11

Aquarium Choice First Impressions

"Easy to configure."

Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. The unit arrived partially charged. I bought this feeder to use on my betta tank for weeks when I go home from college. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. 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. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders.

  • Aquarium Choice Coral Feeder Long Syringe Tube Liquid Fertilizer Feeder SPS HPS Marine Reef Coral Feeder Tool Fish Excreta Cleaner
  • Product quanties:1 units coral feeder;Each product size:40CM/15.74
  • SPS HPS coral target feeder to avoid overfeeding.Please see the forth picture on the left to know how to use this product with right gesture and how to press it in a right way.Please hold the coral feeder with the holder gesture in the picture and then Please put your thumb on the top of the bulb and then press down to bring coral food to corals when you are using this product.
  • Soft SILICON RUBBER suction does not harm coral and fish.
  • Acrylic material tube does not broke as easily as glass material.
  • DETACHABLE soft silicon rubber suction nozzle and cap,EASY TO CLEAN IT AFTER USING.
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Choice
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Aquarium Choice Final Thoughts

"This is all automatic."

So you don't have to constantly be adding food. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. Overall this is a very good feeder. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have.

Overall Score
3.9


(144 Points)

9. Donner Large Capacity LCD Aquarium Auto Fish Food Feeder Up to 4 Times Daily

Donner First Impressions

"Right above him."

For the price, I do not regret my purchase. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful.

  • Donner Large Capacity LCD Aquarium Auto Fish Food Feeder Up to 4 Times Daily
  • Dry, loose flake and pellet food can be used
  • Up to 4 feeding time daily. Digital timer for setting up regular feeding programs
  • Ideal for various sizes of aquariums with options of placing the food feeder on aquarium, free-standing or rim-mounted
  • Unique system to prevent food from being moisturized or clogged in dispenser
  • Digital Display for easy setting. Can be operated automatically or manually, making fish-keeping easier
  • Manufacture: Resun
  • Product Dimensions: 5.67 x 6.14 x 3.94 inches; 11.64 Ounces
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Donner Final Thoughts

"Best thing I ever bought."

The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. I even watched them being fed on the home video cameras while I was away. I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder.

Overall Score
3.0


(1 Points)

10. Auto Fish Feeder Aquarium Tank Programmable Food Dispenser w/Timer, Large Capacity Feed Bucket, Mois...

BEYST First Impressions

"I was a happy camper!"

This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. All the time and effort I could have saved. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. This thing must be running on uranium. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover.

  • Auto Fish Feeder Aquarium Tank Programmable Food Dispenser w/Timer, Large Capacity Feed Bucket, Moisture Prevents Design Hands Free & Silent Electric Fish Feeder for Holiday Vacation
  • Large capacity- About 100 g large-capacity feed bucket, Great for many kinds of fish foods, such as flake feed, pellet feed, powder and strip of feed.
  • Moisture Prevents Design- Moisture-resistant hopper keeps fish food dry, won’t get wet or jammed.It accommodates most types of food, including flakes, pellets or crumbles.
  • Silent- The operating noise of the feeder is below 35db.It is difficult to hear its operating noise on a quiet night.
  • Durable Material- Made of plastic material, durable and not easy to break. Suitable for a variety of fish feed such as granules, flakes, powders.
  • Application- For you are busy at work, on holiday, business or on trip.
  • Manufacture: BEYST
  • Item Weight: 0.352 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.94 x 3.15 inches
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BEYST Final Thoughts

"Love this feeder."

Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. I bought this feeder to use on my betta tank for weeks when I go home from college. Programming was not too difficult, but does need careful reading. I also find it much easier to program. This thing must be running on uranium. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. I figured too much food was better than too little.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

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