Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Aquarium Equip Automatic Fish Feeders

1. Fish Feeding ROUND Aquarium Fish Tank Ring Feeder Floating Food Circle 7.5cm

User Ratings: 72 5

Aquarium Equip G036_R AW First Impressions

"It's closer to 4."

I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. Portion size can be adjusted easily. I am very happy to own this feeder. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding.

  • Fish Feeding ROUND Aquarium Fish Tank Ring Feeder Floating Food Circle 7.5cm
  • 1. Circle style with full black color of fish feeder.
  • 2. The fish feeder is suitable for feeding flake foods and other floating foods.
  • 3. Put foods into the circle, it will prevent food from floating around.
  • no use for sinking food
  • Manufacture: AQUA WORLD
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquarium Equip G036_R AW
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Aquarium Equip G036_R AW Final Thoughts

"These feeders are simple."

I even watched them being fed on the home video cameras while I was away. May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. Overall this is a very good feeder. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(61 Points)

2. Rogger's Reef Food Feeding Clip

Rogger's Reef Food First Impressions

"Easy to refill."

So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right.

  • Rogger's Reef Food Feeding Clip
  • Formulated for salt water fish and corals
  • No preservatives, no binders, no fillers, no exoskeletons
  • correct nutritional ratio
  • Eliminate need to add garlic, vitamins and amino acids
  • Stimulates appetite
  • Manufacture: Chef Marine
  • Item Weight: 3 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Rogger's Reef Food
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Rogger's Reef Food Final Thoughts

"Best thing I ever bought."

The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. The first opening was way too small. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. The first opening was way too small. It took a min to figure out the instructions. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine.

Overall Score
5.0

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

3. OASE Indoor Aquatics Fishguard

User Ratings: 72 28

OASE Indoor Aquatics 55143 First Impressions

"Nice mounting features."

The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. This certainly worked for my purposes. I have used this every day for a year and love it. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. Suitable for locating anywhere on the tank ledge. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries.

  • OASE Indoor Aquatics Fishguard
  • The fish Guard is an automatic feeder Designed to regularly supply fish food to your aquarium inhabitants
  • Easy adjustable to dispense up to 4x daily with 3 doses per feeding
  • Designed to protect the fish food from moisture
  • Ideal for use with fish flakes or pellets
  • Safe and battery-powered
  • Manufacture: OASE
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 3 x 3.7 inches; 9.66 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OASE Indoor Aquatics 55143
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3']

OASE Indoor Aquatics 55143 Final Thoughts

"Very pleased."

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. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. The price was good, and I recommend it! Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding. I also find it much easier to program.

Overall Score
3.9

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

4. FREESEA Automatic Fish Feeder - Timer Fish Feeder Rechargeable USB/Battery Powered, Fish Food Dispen...

User Ratings: 53 18

FREESEA First Impressions

"Good price too."

The unit arrived partially charged. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. It would probably sell like hot cakes. It also allow multiple feeding option and times. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. I also find it much easier to program.

  • FREESEA Automatic Fish Feeder - Timer Fish Feeder Rechargeable USB/Battery Powered, Fish Food Dispenser for Aquarium or Fish Tank
  • ★ Automatic Timer Feeding:This automatic fish feeder has 2 different timer setting modes,12h/24h, Also there is manual feeding option, pressing manual feeding would not change automatic feeding mode. It makes one instant rotation feeding each time, no need worry overfeed. This fish food vacation feeder feeds turtle, gold Fish, Small pet, Small Animal.
  • ★ Different type of fish foods: The fish automatic feeder is equipped with adjustable slide on the fish food dispenser box to adjust fish food output. It accommodates most types of food, including pellets, power and crumbles. Suggest not feed large piece flake food, it may lead to jam; Moisture-resistant hopper keeps fish food dry, won’t get wet or jammed.
  • ★ Fit Different Size Aquarium Tanks: The pond fish feeder for aquariums can fit both small tank and large tank, it has 3 installations, even the tank has cover, our automatic fish feeder has additional base funnel to feed. this fish vacation feeder has two size fish food feeding box( 3.6 oz and 1.8 oz) . Choose the right fish feeder betta box according to needs. To fill 3/4 tube food would be better.
  • ★ battery power supply: MODEL: AK-01S(regular) 2*AA battery(NOT included). MODEL: AK-02(advanced) 2*AA battery(NOT included) or 5ft USB power cord.
  • ★ 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service.
  • Manufacture: FREESEA
  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 3.2 x 5.5 inches; 13.62 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FREESEA
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

FREESEA Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend it!"

And yes, you can use flake food like I do, just fine. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(66 Points)

5. Zoo Med Laboratories Pleco Banquet Block

User Ratings: 78 5

Zoo Med 976532 First Impressions

"I plan to buy it."

I bought this feeder to use on my betta tank for weeks when I go home from college. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. Only downside was that the hole was too big for red tiny bit fish food. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided.

  • Zoo Med Laboratories Pleco Banquet Block
  • Time-release feeder
  • For suckermouth-type catfish
  • For fresh and saltwater
  • Zoo Med Laboratories leco Banquet Block
  • Time release food block is great as a vacation feeder
  • Provides opportunity for bottom feeders to wear mouthparts naturally
  • Provides opportunity for bottom feeders to wear mouthparts naturally
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med 976532
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

Zoo Med 976532 Final Thoughts

"Best thing I ever bought."

This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. I have a one gallon tank with a betta. The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. This thing must be running on uranium. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(396 Points)

6. Vaskey Fish Feeding Ring Aquarium Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Square and Round with Suctio...

Vaskey First Impressions

"I would recommend it!"

Overall this is a very good feeder. The unit arrived partially charged. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. It is the quiet feeder I ever have. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. For the gouramis I have flake food, but for the corys I have sinking pellets.

  • Vaskey Fish Feeding Ring Aquarium Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Square and Round with Suction Cup
  • 【PACKAGE INCLUDED】- 1 x Fish Feeding Ring,about 10CM in diameter.
  • 【NO LONGER WORRY】 - 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.
  • 【REASONABLE DESIGN】 - Suction cup suspension, Rotating device, Floating design, When the water level rises or falls, otating rod Repositioning with the water level, buoyant sponge is embedded in the bottom, Fish feeding ring Always keep floating above the water.
  • 【SAFE FOR FISH】- 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.
  • 【Fish Feeding Bowl】- Suitable for all Flaky, granular, various shapes, with Floating fish food,for all kinds of fish.
  • Manufacture: Vaskey
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Vaskey
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Vaskey Final Thoughts

"This thing worked great."

The size of the tank is too small to recommend. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. It took a min to figure out the instructions. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right. I would rather overbuy than underbuy.

Overall Score
5.0

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

7. Eheim Automatic Battery Fish Feeding Unit

User Ratings: 72 3

Eheim 3581000 First Impressions

"Nice mounting features."

I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. This certainly worked for my purposes. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine.

  • Eheim Automatic Battery Fish Feeding Unit
  • Manufacture: EHEIM
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 3.4 x 2.7 inches; 11.29 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 3581000
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

Eheim 3581000 Final Thoughts

"I have it set on about 1."

This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. Overall, this product has been great. I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(1242 Points)

8. Saim Auto Feeder Fish, Automatic Fish Feede Battery-Operated Aquarium Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 44 17

Saim B0000010730-M First Impressions

"Think outside the box."

The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. The unit arrived partially charged. The size of the tank is too small to recommend.

  • Saim Auto Feeder Fish, Automatic Fish Feede Battery-Operated Aquarium Fish Feeder
  • Automatic Fish Feede By adjusting the slider, you may increase or decrease the amount of food dispensed per rotation.
  • Maximum 4 feedings per day.
  • The logo "Lo" displayed on the LCD indicates the power is low.
  • Simple operation and installation, manual and automatic
  • Suitable for dry,loose flake and pellet,is super affordable and a great way to go away for the weekend and have peace of mind that your fish will be alive
  • Manufacture: Saim
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Saim B0000010730-M
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

Saim B0000010730-M Final Thoughts

"No complain."

The feeder is also sleek and has a small footprint. The first opening was way too small. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. Other than this complicated setting, it's very easy to use. This certainly worked for my purposes.

Overall Score
3.5

[star rating="3.5"]
(43 Points)

9. Bluecoco 3 Pieces Fish Feeding Ring + Worm Feeding Cup,Fixed-Point Feeding, Fish Safe Floating Food ...

User Ratings: 50

Bluecoco First Impressions

"Worked for my beta."

It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. Other than this complicated setting, it's very easy to use. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing. I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think.

  • Bluecoco 3 Pieces Fish Feeding Ring + Worm Feeding Cup,Fixed-Point Feeding, Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Blue, with Suction Cup,Easy to Install Aquarium, Square and Round Shape Fish Feeder
  • ★ 【Package includes】3 pic,① Round Ring, ② Square Ring, ③ Worm Feeder Funnel
  • ★ 【Good assistant】With the special feeding ring, the feed will no longer float around and the fish will eat in their own "bowls".
  • ★ 【Free installation】The feeding ring can float with the water level and can be rotated left and right, up and down 180 degrees, which is very convenient to use.
  • ★ 【Fixed-point feeding】It helps fish to develop the habit of eating in a fixed position and reduces the waste of fish food.
  • ★ 【Good quality】In order to better serve you! If you are not satisfied with our products, please contact us immediately
  • Manufacture: Bluecoco
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Bluecoco
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Bluecoco Final Thoughts

"Nice mounting features."

I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(2 Points)

10. Tetra Connect Curved Aquarium Kit 28 Gallon

User Ratings: 43 21

Tetra AQ-78247 First Impressions

"The motor is very quiet."

Another big tip for flake food users. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all. It took a min to figure out the instructions. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. You don't have as much control over applications as if you feed by hand. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working.

  • Tetra Connect Curved Aquarium Kit 28 Gallon
  • CONNECTED AQUARIUM FEEDER: Dispenses food automatically to your fish, pet amphibians and pet turtles.
  • SIMPLE TO USE: Mounts to your aquarium to feed fish while you’re away.
  • WORKS WITH FLAKES OR CRISPS: 96 mL food chamber is designed to help prevent clogging – protects food from UV light and moisture.
  • PRECISE DOSING: Feeds the right amount of food every time – the Tetra My Aquarium app offers customized dosing recommendations.
  • Manufacture: Spectrum Brands
  • Product Dimensions: 3.38 x 4 x 6.38 inches; 1.06 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra AQ-78247
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Tetra AQ-78247 Final Thoughts

"Overall, a good product."

Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. Online instructions are not much help. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation.

Overall Score
3.5

[star rating="3.5"]
(35 Points)

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