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. Bnzaq Automatic Fish Tank Feeder - Aquarium Auto Timer Food Dispenser for Vacation

User Ratings: 44 14

Bnzaq First Impressions

"It only supports 2."

The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. I have no complaints and fish are happy. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable.

  • Bnzaq Automatic Fish Tank Feeder - Aquarium Auto Timer Food Dispenser for Vacation
  • [AUTOMATIC&MANUAL FEEDING]Automatic feeding:2 different time modes,12h/24h.Feed 1 time in each feeding.Manual feeding:press manual button to control and test the fish feed you meet.Fish no longer starve.
  • [MOISTUREPROOF&HEALTHY]Keep fish feed dry so that won't get wet and moldy.Multiple gears to apply for different feed size and never get blocked.Keep your fish healthier.
  • [ENJOY YOUR GOOD TIMES]Automatically take good care of your fish on weekends and holidays.Feed box capacity:80ml.Powered by 2 AA batteries(not included).
  • [MULTIPLE CHOICE]Suitable for various fish feeds,such as granules,flakes and powders.Perfectly feed goldfish and turtle.
  • [TWO INSTALLATION METHODS]1st method:fix the feeder holder on the tank glass.2nd method:1.Take off the feeder holder 2.Stick velco on bottom of feeder and tank cover 3.Place them together.
  • Manufacture: Bnzaq
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Bnzaq Final Thoughts

"Nice product, works well."

I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. That number of rotations shows as tiny number in the left-most lower window.

Overall Score
3.8


(161 Points)

6. Fluval PF2 Programmable Fish Feeder, 85 ml

User Ratings: 27 16

Fluval 10786 First Impressions

"Works as advertised."

Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. Another big tip for flake food users. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries.

  • Fluval PF2 Programmable Fish Feeder, 85 ml
  • Fits seamlessly with the Fluval FLEX 32.5 US Gal (123 L) aquarium (Item # 14995, 14996)
  • Two 24-hr operating modes: manual or automatic preset feedings
  • Dispenses food up to 2 times a day
  • Drum capacity: 85 ml
  • For flakes, granules, pellets & freeze-dried food
  • Manufacture: Hagen
  • Product Dimensions: 3.11 x 4.92 x 3.74 inches; 6.35 Ounces
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Fluval 10786 Final Thoughts

"Operation wise, no flaws."

Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1.

Overall Score
3.2


(18 Points)

7. Tetra 77151 5 Day Gel Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 70 6

TETRA (DALEVILLE) Tetra 77151 5 Day Gel Fish Feeder First Impressions

"Hope this review helped."

It took a min to figure out the instructions. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. I couldn't hear it was running still I saw fish foods in the tank. It took a min to figure out the instructions.

  • Tetra 77151 5 Day Gel Fish Feeder
  • Quantity: 2 packs for up to 10 days of feeding.
  • Tetra Weekend Tropical Slow Release Gel Feeder Blocks feed up to five days per pack.
  • Provides real nutrition to fish when they need it
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.7 x 0.4 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TETRA (DALEVILLE) Tetra 77151 5 Day Gel Fish Feeder
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TETRA (DALEVILLE) Tetra 77151 5 Day Gel Fish Feeder Final Thoughts

"Ease of use, five stars."

The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. I purchased this before a month-long vacation. The first opening was way too small. I have no complaints and fish are happy. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. It took a min to figure out the instructions.

Overall Score
4.3


(97 Points)

8. Nutrafin Nutramatic 2X Fish Food Feeder

User Ratings: 42 16

Nutrafin 10780 First Impressions

"I was gone for 12 days."

I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. The feeder is also sleek and has a small footprint. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. Other than this complicated setting, it's very easy to use.

  • Nutrafin Nutramatic 2X Fish Food Feeder
  • Automatic feeder providing 2 feedings daily
  • Controllable food quantity setting
  • Dispenses flakes or pellets; Feeds every 12 hours
  • Includes 12 grams Nutrafin Max Fish Food
  • Ideal for vacations and busy schedules
  • Manufacture: Nutrafin
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 3.5 x 6 inches; 6.4 Ounces
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Nutrafin 10780 Final Thoughts

"So they just work."

He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. I also find it much easier to program. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in.

Overall Score
3.7


(111 Points)

9. 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)

10. YXRAN Square Shrimp Fish Feeding Cup Aquarium Clear Glass Feeder Dish Fish Tank Feeding Food Tray Bo...

YXRAN First Impressions

"This has been great!"

I have no complaints and fish are happy. I am very happy to own this feeder. The price was good, and I recommend it! I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. I have no complaints and fish are happy. He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features.

  • YXRAN Square Shrimp Fish Feeding Cup Aquarium Clear Glass Feeder Dish Fish Tank Feeding Food Tray Bowl for Shrimp Fish
  • Fish feeding dish made of high quality glass, long lasting and reliable, square, smooth surface is easy to clean.
  • The clear glass feeding bowl allows you to easily see the how much food is left on the plate, and whether you need to fill up the food.
  • Glass material made it more easily to clean, simply remove any leftover food and give it a quick rinse with soap and water.
  • Widely application: Use for aquarium, kitchen and bathroom. Such as feeding fish and shrimp, putting soap or trinkets in the bathroom, and putting deodorant inside refrigerator, etc.
  • The package includes: 1X square glass feeding dish. Comes with a packaging box to prevent them from being scratched during transportation.
  • Manufacture: YXRAN
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YXRAN Final Thoughts

"Easy assembly."

Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. I even watched them being fed on the home video cameras while I was away. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. This does everything but fill itself with food. Only downside was that the hole was too big for red tiny bit fish food.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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