Editor's Choice - Our Favorite boxtech Automatic Fish Feeders

1. BOXTECH Fish Dispenser - Aquarium Tank Timer Fish Feeder Two 1.5V Battery Operated Programmable - Au...

User Ratings: 43 13

boxtech First Impressions

"Very quiet in operation."

It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. On this one you don't have to reset anything when filling. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation.

  • BOXTECH Fish Dispenser - Aquarium Tank Timer Fish Feeder Two 1.5V Battery Operated Programmable - Auto Fish Food Dispenser (Packed Without Batteries)
  • Automatic & Timer Feeding:Feed your fish at a scheduled time (once or twice per day), or you can immediately initiate a feeding by pressing “manual” button. When you not at home,don't need to worry your fish nobody feed
  • Battery Operated Automatic Food Timer: Battery operated Automatic food timer is brand new and its mini unique shape, it has the bracket, can clamp on to any tank, space-saving for your aquarium.(Battery not included)
  • Multiple Use: Works with most types of fish food, such as flakes, pellets, powders and strips,fit for fish tank and aquarium, and you can even feed most of pet fishes, turtles, newts and frogs
  • Easy Use: After installing two 1.5V batteries, hold down the "ON/OFF/M" button for 3S to turn on/turn off. By adjusting the slider, you may increase or decrease the amount of food dispensed per rotation. Easily control the amount of fish food dispensed by yourself
  • Safe CONVENIENT:Safe and convenient automatic feeder is simple to install and operate
  • Manufacture: BOXTECH
  • Item Weight: 7 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inches
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required.
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boxtech Final Thoughts

"Highly recommended."

I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. Overall, this product has been great. For the price, I do not regret my purchase. Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all. And yes, you can use flake food like I do, just fine. I have a one gallon tank with a betta.

Overall Score
3.7


(142 Points)

2. HDE Automatic Fish Feeder for Fish Tank Aquarium [WIFI Enabled, Programmable Timer] Auto Fish Feeder...

User Ratings: 55 16

HDE First Impressions

"I have it set on about 1."

I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. I even watched them being fed on the home video cameras while I was away. Other than this complicated setting, it's very easy to use. The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well. I like to keep consistency with the tank. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there.

  • HDE Automatic Fish Feeder for Fish Tank Aquarium [WIFI Enabled, Programmable Timer] Auto Fish Feeders Electronic Food Dispenser for Feeding Fish on Vacation
  • Great way to feed your fish if you are away from home during feeding times
  • Smart App controlled automatic fish feeder takes the guess work out of aquatic pet care and simplifies your life
  • Easy setup and installation ensures you never miss a feeding due to vacations or busy weekends | Tablet or smartphone required
  • Fish feeder is easy to install and set up in your tank or aquarium includes the clamp and double-sided tape for use in either open or enclosed environments
  • Automatic fish feeder is powered by included Micro USB Cable and AC wall plug, no more worries about dead batteries
  • Manufacture: HDE
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HDE Final Thoughts

"The motor is very quiet."

Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape. I have used this every day for a year and love it. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. All the time and effort I could have saved.

Overall Score
3.9


(138 Points)

3. Penn Plax Pro-Balance Squid Shape Vacation Feeding Block - 1 Per Blister Card

User Ratings: 17 18

ProBalance First Impressions

"This feeder is awesome."

I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. It would probably sell like hot cakes. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. I like to keep consistency with the tank. The other way you can mount this is with a stick on mount. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all.

  • Penn Plax Pro-Balance Squid Shape Vacation Feeding Block - 1 Per Blister Card
  • Color of feeding block may vary (white or orange)
  • Contains Pro Balance® high quality fish food.
  • Time-release formula can feed your 10-15 gallon aquarium for up to 10 days.
  • Contains fish favorites like shimp & daphnia with added vitamins & minerals.
  • Perfect for cichlids, gouramis, parrot fish and other similar size fish.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1.6 Ounces
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ProBalance Final Thoughts

"Good price too."

There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. The first opening was way too small. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base.

Overall Score
3.2


(9 Points)

4. DIYOO Auto Fish Feeder, Fish Food Dispenser Automatic Fish Feeder for Aquarium Small Tank, Beta Fish...

User Ratings: 43 10

DIYOO First Impressions

"Product works great."

Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now.

  • DIYOO Auto Fish Feeder, Fish Food Dispenser Automatic Fish Feeder for Aquarium Small Tank, Beta Fish Food Feeder Vacation, Digital LCD Timer Fish Feeder Feeding Dispenser
  • 【Minimizing food wastage & Maximizing growth and health of aquatic pets】Fish food feeders are modified to give a specific quantity of pellets, which minimize water quality and waste build-up issues due to food that was left uneaten.The fish tank feeder that enables you to entirely customize/program time and quantity of feeding of your aquarium fish helps in maximizing the health and growth of your aquatic pets.Fish feeder is a great option if you want to save yourself some money.
  • 【Various Shapes Of Food Feeding & Feed Quantity Controllable】Our automatic fish feeder is ideal for home fish tanks and aquariums.THE fish feeder dispenser can feed VARIOUS kinds of fish foods including flakes, pellets, powders and strips.Besides,The fish food dispenser Can feed most of pet fishes,tropical fishes,betta fishes, turtles and frogs,cricket etc. ATTENTION: Please follow instructions to set up for rotation times per turn, otherwise the best fish feeder won't work!
  • 【Moisture-proof function provides a healthy diet for your fish】The aquarium fish feeder comes equipped with a moisture-resistant hopper that guarantees that only fresh food is supplied to your pet. Other highly regarded features of the unit are the integrated fan and ventilation that ensures that the food that is being fed is fresh and the adjustable slider that supplies the owners with the ability to set the portions in accordance with their pets’needs.
  • 【Free from time and place】The main purpose of the wide opening is to provide food to Roi, turtles, cricket and newts while the half-open entryway is good for feeding fish. The huge drum, which is very transparent, makes it simple for you to observe every feeding. Another beneficial aspect of our auto feeder is that you only need to refill the food supply every couple of weeks and that stock will last.Whether you are out shopping, going to a party, going on vacation, or going to work everyday.
  • 【Easy to install, sturdy, and LCD display】The best automatic fish feeder comes with a robust framework that includes an LCD display, and up to four separate feeding times can be scheduled.The automatic feeder for fish can nourish your fish with the right amount of food and at the right time.Most fish tanks have plastic brackets, and the general installation clip of this small automatic fish feeder makes it simple to connect to fish tanks.
  • Manufacture: YOSIYO
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DIYOO Final Thoughts

"Nice product, works well."

It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. It is the quiet feeder I ever have. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all.

Overall Score
3.7


(36 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
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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. [Upgrade] WiFi Control Automatic Fish Feeder with APP Lychee Aquarium Automatic Fish Feeder, WiFi Co...

User Ratings: 63 12

lychee First Impressions

"Set up a breeze."

I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. This thing must be running on uranium. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding. For the gouramis I have flake food, but for the corys I have sinking pellets. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly.

  • [Upgrade] WiFi Control Automatic Fish Feeder with APP Lychee Aquarium Automatic Fish Feeder, WiFi Control Auto Fish Food Dispenser for Home Office (Gold)
  • ✅★2.4 GHz Wifi Control : This Auto Fish feeder easy to use app allows you to feed your fish no matter where you are, easy setup and installation ensure you never miss a feeding due to holiday or busy weekends.
  • ✅★Powerful Timer Functions : Various flexible timer functions can be set by app, it allows you to feed regularly by week or day,accurate timing and quantitative feeding.
  • ✅★Support Voice Command : Find out the mic marker on APP,say to it and it will turn on the adjustable food outlet to feed your fish(support more than 16 languages).And 10 languages manual include in the package.
  • ✅★Feed In Multiple Ways : Our fish food Dispenser support WiFi remote control feeding/manual feeding/auto feeding,you can choose you like.
  • ✅★Package Contents: 1x WiFi fish feeder, 1x fixing clip, 1x Velcro, 1x USB power cable,1x10 languages manual.Two mounting methods (fixing clip and Velcro).
  • Manufacture: Lychee
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lychee Final Thoughts

"Works great now."

I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. On this one you don't have to reset anything when filling. This fish feeder is really well made! The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time.

Overall Score
4.1


(189 Points)

7. Penn-Plax Pro Balance Vacation Fish Feeder | Slow Release Food That’s Great for Vacays | 1 Block F...

User Ratings: 65 35

Penn-Plax First Impressions

"Works great now."

This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results.

  • Penn-Plax Pro Balance Vacation Fish Feeder | Slow Release Food That’s Great for Vacays | 1 Block Feeds up to 14 Days | 1 Fish Shaped Block (1 Package)
  • GREAT FOR VACAYS: Worried about finding a fish-sitter as you plan for your next getaway or adventure? Or, whenever or not they’ll overfeed your fish? Fear no more! Our Pro Balance Vacation Fish Feeder Blocks will feed your fish while you’re away. Each block feeds to up 14 days, and each package contains 1 Fish Shaped Block.
  • IDEAL FOR 10 – 15 GALLON TANKS: Our Fish Feeder Blocks work best in aquariums that are between 10 and 15 Gallons in size. One block will last 10 to 14 days, depending on the PH level and water temperature. A minimum water temperature of 72°F (22°C) and PH level of 6.6 to 7.0 is most efficient for the release of food particles.
  • REQUIRES AERATION & CIRCULATION: Within hours, our Feeder Blocks will start to dissolve, releasing nutritious freeze-dried foods while neutralizing your aquarium’s water. In order for this to happen, your tank should have the proper aeration and circulation. Our Feeder Blocks dissolve normally with setups that have an air stone or filter.
  • GIVE IT A TRY BEFORE YOUR TRIP: Just like us, our fish can get picky over their food. As a suggestion, you may want to place 1 Feeder Block in your tank 2 to 3 weeks before your vacation or trip. This way, you’ll see if they like it or not. To take it a step further, you may want to leave the tank alone as you test our Feed Blocks, mimicking the trip.
  • INGREDIENTS: Calcium Sulfate, Freeze-Dried Tubifex Worm, Freeze-Dried Bloodworm, Freeze-Dried Daphnia, Shrimp Meal, Corn Flower, Vitamin B-1, Vitamin B-2, and Vitamin B-6.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 1 inches; 1.6 Ounces
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Penn-Plax Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend."

This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. I have used this every day for a year and love it. The unit arrived partially charged. I have a one gallon tank with a betta. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations.

Overall Score
3.6


(3 Points)

8. Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory

User Ratings: 81 2

Two Little Fishies 481573 First Impressions

"This worked very well."

This thing must be running on uranium. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. The unit arrived partially charged. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. Its alot more simple than how it reads. The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. For the gouramis I have flake food, but for the corys I have sinking pellets.

  • Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory
  • Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory
  • As An Added Feature The Veggiemag Floats
  • Patent pending design by Julian Sprung.
  • Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory
  • As An Added Feature The Veggiemag Floats Patent Pending Design By Julian Sprung Patent Pending Design By Julian Sprung
  • Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory
  • As an added feature the VeggieMag floats
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3 inches; 0.8 Ounces
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Two Little Fishies 481573 Final Thoughts

"A VERY good value."

The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting.

Overall Score
4.7


(993 Points)

9. Neptune Systems AFS Automatic Feeding System

User Ratings: 50 10

Neptune Systems NPAFS First Impressions

"It s working out great."

Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. I purchased this before a month-long vacation. Suitable for locating anywhere on the tank ledge. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations.

  • Neptune Systems AFS Automatic Feeding System
  • The automatic feeding system allows feeding fish safely and consistently while at home or away
  • A safe dry system keeps fish food from clumping or caking
  • The feeding system is designed for pellet or flake food
  • Manufacture: Neptune Systems
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 5 inches; 1.25 Pounds
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Neptune Systems NPAFS Final Thoughts

"Worked for my beta."

I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town. The unit arrived partially charged. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip. This thing must be running on uranium. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape.

Overall Score
3.9


(57 Points)

10. Penn Plax Pro-Balance Cichlid Shape Vacation Feeding Block - 1 Per Blister Card

User Ratings: 59

Penn-Plax First Impressions

"This thing worked great."

The unit arrived partially charged. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit.

  • Penn Plax Pro-Balance Cichlid Shape Vacation Feeding Block - 1 Per Blister Card
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
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Penn-Plax Final Thoughts

"I would recommend it!"

Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. The feeder is also sleek and has a small footprint. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup.

Overall Score
4.1


(5 Points)

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