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
  • 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. Betta Feeding Ring,Aquarium Fish Feeding Ring Floating Food Feeder with Suction Cup Reduces Wastage ...

User Ratings: 61 6

SLSON First Impressions

"That did it."

Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all. It would probably sell like hot cakes. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. This does everything but fill itself with food. Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation.

  • Betta Feeding Ring,Aquarium Fish Feeding Ring Floating Food Feeder with Suction Cup Reduces Wastage and Maintains Water Quality,Round Shape
  • PERFECT SOLUTION FOR YOUR FEEDING:bullies can't hog all the rings, so everyone gets a chance to eat in peace. It even allows the owner to feed different foods to finicky fish. If one ring is filled with food the fish will dash right over there, leaving the second ring open to drop specialty food in for those picky eaters.
  • KEEP YOUR AQUARIUM CLEAN: the fish feeding rings keep the food in a certain area,it doesn't end up scattered all over, or pulled into the filter, which allows more of it to be eaten. That does wonders to reduce waste and maintain water quality.
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL:this floating feeding ring made of premium rubber and plastic,non-toxic and safe for your fish.Ideal aquarium food feeder for Betta Tetra Guppy Goldfish Clownfish Molly Platy Swordtail Corydoras Cichlids Shark Catfish Glofish Loach Danio Fish.
  • FLOATING FOOD ONLY:suitable for feeding flake foods and other floating foods. Put foods into the circle, it will prevent food from floating around. (no use for sinking food)
  • PACKAGE INCLUDED:1 x Round Shape Ring with Suction Cup.
  • Manufacture: SLSON
  • Item Weight: 0.81 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 2.1 x 0.5 inches
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SLSON Final Thoughts

"Completely unnecessary."

It took a min to figure out the instructions. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder. All the time and effort I could have saved. I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup.

Overall Score
4.2


(526 Points)

6. 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
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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


(7 Points)

7. Zoo Med Laboratories SZMTA41 Zoo Floating Turtle Feeder

User Ratings: 39 19

Zoo Med 976723 First Impressions

"This thing worked great."

There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right. This fish feeder is really well made!

  • Zoo Med Laboratories SZMTA41 Zoo Floating Turtle Feeder
  • Zoo Floating Turtle Feeder
  • Zoo Meds Floating Turtle Feeder Makes Feeding Time Fun
  • Enjoy watching your turtles forage for food just as they do in nature.
  • Enjoy Watching Your Turtles Forage For Food Just As They Do In Nature
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 9.45 x 12.45 x 3.05 inches; 4.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med 976723
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Zoo Med 976723 Final Thoughts

"I love the device."

It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank.

Overall Score
3.5


(64 Points)

8. JUWEL Automatic Electronic Fish Shrimp Feeder for flake, pellet and tablet food (battery operated)

Juwel First Impressions

"I was gone for 12 days."

There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. For the price, I do not regret my purchase. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank.

  • JUWEL Automatic Electronic Fish Shrimp Feeder for flake, pellet and tablet food (battery operated)
  • For flake, pellet and tablet food
  • Adjustable food outlet
  • Food capacity for approximately 30 days (60 Feedings)
  • Power supply: 2 type AA 1,5 volt batteries (batteries are included)
  • this listing is including "a platform"
  • Manufacture: JUWEL
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 5 x 3.1 inches; 1.6 Pounds
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Juwel Final Thoughts

"Here are some pictures."

This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. The unit arrived partially charged. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. 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)

10. Fish Mate F14 Aquarium Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 52 10

Fish Mate 207 First Impressions

"Worked great!"

The size of the tank is too small to recommend. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. Only downside was that the hole was too big for red tiny bit fish food. Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all. The other way you can mount this is with a stick on mount. The unit arrived partially charged.

  • Fish Mate F14 Aquarium Fish Feeder
  • Serves up to 14 individual meals
  • Feeds all fish foods, including flake
  • Easy to use timer provides from 1 to 4 meals per day
  • Reliable and accurate quartz timer
  • Battery condition indicator
  • Manufacture: Ani Mate Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 4.65 x 5.47 x 1.54 inches; 6.56 Ounces
  • Batteries: 1 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fish Mate 207
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Fish Mate 207 Final Thoughts

"That was quick."

The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it. Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. I added a small funnel to catch the food and guide it. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole.

Overall Score
4.0


(2261 Points)

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