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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The boxtech
  • Quality [star rating='2.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

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

[star rating="3.7"]
(142 Points)

2. 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)

3. Coral Feeder SPS HPS Feeder, Long Acrylic Marine Fish and Reef Coral Aquarium Syringe Liquid Fertili...

User Ratings: 69 3

ANDGOO First Impressions

"This thing worked great."

I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine. I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape. The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need.

  • Coral Feeder SPS HPS Feeder, Long Acrylic Marine Fish and Reef Coral Aquarium Syringe Liquid Fertilizer Feeder Accurate Dispensing Spot for Coral/Anemones/ Eels/Lionfish and Other Organisms (2 Pack)
  • 【HIGH QUALITY AND FISH SAFE MATERIALS】- Made of quality acrylic and rubber material, safe for fish and corals, easy to clean. Acrylic material, long life and never easily broken as glass. Easy to clean and to disassemble.
  • 【Feeding Made Simple AND Keeps Hands Dry】- With this acrylic coral feeding stick, you can target-feed liquid phytoplankton to corals or other invertebrates and aquatic animals. Very easy to control and allows you to directly feed your sea squirt, filter feeders and timid fish with ease and comfort.
  • 【ACCURATE, EASY TO READ MEASUREMENTS】- The transparent body of the coral feeder is clearly printed with 10ML, 15ML, 20ML, 30ML, and 40ML measurements for easy to read accuracy. Being able to see the amount of liquid in the tube ensures that you know how much you are dispensing and prevents overfeeding.
  • 【Multi-function】- Used in marine reef tanks to feed coral directly. ANDGOO coral feeder can also be used to eradicate detris and excess debris from those hard to reach areas of the aquarium. What's more, it can also be used for liquid fertilizer add in the freshwater plant tank.
  • 【100% GUARANTEED LIFETIME WARRANTY】- If you are not satisfied for any reason, we will gladly replace or refund your purchase. We offer world-class customer service. Easy and risk-free.
  • Manufacture: ANDGOO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ANDGOO
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

ANDGOO Final Thoughts

"This feeder is awesome."

The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. I am very happy to own this feeder. Overall this is a very good feeder. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time. May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip.

Overall Score
4.5

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

4. NICREW Automatic Fish Feeder, Moisture-Proof Fish Food Dispenser with Integrated Fan and Ventilation...

User Ratings: 53 13

NICREW N0673A First Impressions

"Overall, a good product."

This certainly worked for my purposes. This does everything but fill itself with food. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. This thing must be running on uranium. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. This thing must be running on uranium.

  • NICREW Automatic Fish Feeder, Moisture-Proof Fish Food Dispenser with Integrated Fan and Ventilation System
  • Up to five automatic feedings per day, feed at any hour of the day or night
  • Equipped with moisture-resistant system, keep fish food fresh
  • Provides snacks via a simple push of the manual button, set desired portions of food with adjustable slider
  • With a capacity of 60 grams, keeps your fish healthy while you’re away
  • Adjustable clamp allows the feeder to mount on almost any style aquarium
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW N0673A
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

NICREW N0673A Final Thoughts

"It still works just fine."

Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip.

Overall Score
3.9

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

5. SunGrow Squirt Feeder, 17.7” Coral Feeder with Extension Tube, Dosage Tool for Target Feeding for ...

User Ratings: 55 12

SunGrow First Impressions

"These feeders are simple."

The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have.

  • SunGrow Squirt Feeder, 17.7” Coral Feeder with Extension Tube, Dosage Tool for Target Feeding for Delicate Species, Spot Remover for Small and Medium Aquariums, 1 Piece
  • ✔ SIMPLE SPOT REMOVER FOR A CRYSTAL CLEAR TANK --- With complete confidence, you can use the SunGrow Aquarium Dropper to perform a quick daily spot removing of your tank in between maintenance and full water changes. The narrow tip of the long-handled tool reaches hidden crevices and underneath the gravel at the bottom of your tank to remove residual food and excess debris.
  • ✔ ACCURATE, EASY TO READ MEASUREMENTS --- The transparent body of the Sea Squirt Feeder is clearly printed with 10mL, 15mL, 20mL and 30mL measurements for easy to read accuracy. Being able to see the amount of liquid in the tube ensures that you know how much you are dispensing and restricts overfeeding.
  • ✔ USE TO REMOVE UNWANTED ANEMONES --- Although many sea anemones are quite a beautiful addition to aquariums, there are some like the Aiptasia and Majano anemones that can become a nuisance. The SunGrow Aquarium Pipette is the perfect tool to apply removal solutions which reduce their spread further.
  • ✔ INCLUDES EXTENSION FOR ADDED LENGTH --- The graduated dropper starts out at 9.8” (25cm) to keep your arms, hands, and sleeves dry while feeding your aquatic pets. An almost 10” (28 cm) extension tube easily slips on for a total length of around 18” (45cm) for clearing those deep, hard to reach areas. Being versatile enough to work in both small and medium-sized tanks is perfect for enthusiasts who have multiple aquariums.
  • ✔ MADE USING HIGH QUALITY, DURABLE MATERIAL --- Made with high quality raw material that is durable, the SunGrow Squirt Feeder is expertly crafted with acrylic. This long-lasting plastic doesn’t get affected easily as glass does and the black rubber suction bulb is very strong yet remains easily compressible.
  • Durable, transparent acrylic dosage tool
  • Precisely feeds coral and delicate aquatic species
  • 11” graduated dropper with 10” extension
  • Manufacture: Marimo Pet Store
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Absolutely love it."

The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. I have used this every day for a year and love it.

Overall Score
4.0

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

6. WEAVERBIRD Cone Red Worm Feeder Acrylic V-Shape Shrimp Fish Tank Feeding Cup with Suction Cup

User Ratings: 70 15

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"No complain."

May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. Overall, this product has been great. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time.

  • WEAVERBIRD Cone Red Worm Feeder Acrylic V-Shape Shrimp Fish Tank Feeding Cup with Suction Cup
  • Protect Live Food: Live food funnel floating for worm blood feeder and solve eating trouble of small food in the tank for fish. Protect live food spread to go to throughout in aquarium tank.
  • Easy to Install: Transparent design is better to know how much food left and whether it traps or not. It is easy to install the fish feeder by the suction cups. It can be used in fish tank and aquarium, convenient to use.
  • Keeps Aquarium Cleaner: Keeps aquarium cleaner food doesn't spread around so easily. Suitable for feeding: red worms, brine shrimp, blood worm and red nematode.
  • High Quality: Acrylic feeder cup is made of high quality material, which is durable and lasting for use. It can be used repeatedly and durable for long time use.
  • Attract Fish’s Attention: Your fish will figure it out after they are used to the feeder, and will occasionally swim up to assemble there. It will be a part of their attraction of these curious fishes. You can also put in frozen red worms, which won't be affected after it's melted. But the best option is to put live red worms.
  • Manufacture: WEAVERBIRD
  • Product Dimensions: 3.39 x 3.39 x 3.39 inches; 1.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WEAVERBIRD
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"This has been great!"

He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. The other way you can mount this is with a stick on mount.

Overall Score
4.0

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

7. MMLUCK Adjustable Automatic Fish Food Feeders Timed Auto Fish Feeding Device Aquarium Fish Tank Pond...

MMLUCK First Impressions

"Fish survived."

Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time. I have used this every day for a year and love it. Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box.

  • MMLUCK Adjustable Automatic Fish Food Feeders Timed Auto Fish Feeding Device Aquarium Fish Tank Pond Food Dispenser
  • NTELLIGENT TIMING: When you work, shop or travel, this product can help you feed your favorite fish in the aquarium. Feeding time can be set to once or twice a day, depending on your pet fish's eating habits.
  • LARGE CAPACITY: The timing feeder has a large space for storing fish food, which is suitable for any type of fish food. One fill can feed the fish for a long time, so that your fish can also eat when you are away from home for a long time.
  • GOOD SEALING:The place where fish food is stored is made of high density plastic, which has good sealing performance. If the fish feeder is placed on the fish tank for a long time, the fish food in the fish tank will not be affected by moisture, and it can still be put into the fish tank to feed the fish.
  • LONG WORKING TIME:The fish feeder does not need wires and sockets for power supply. It only needs two batteries to work for a long time. It's very safe for a house where no one lives.
  • SIMPLE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION: The design of timing fish feeder is simple and practical, with clear switch and rotating screw to control food flow, which is very easy for everyone to operate. The timing fish feeder can be installed on all types of fish tanks and has a wide range of applications.
  • Manufacture: MMLUCK
  • Item Weight: 7.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 2.95 x 3.74 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MMLUCK
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

MMLUCK Final Thoughts

"Good price too."

I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries. I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town. I am very happy to own this feeder. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations. I purchased this before a month-long vacation.

Overall Score
5.0

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

8. (3 Pack) API 14-Day Pyramid Fish Feeders

User Ratings: 64 7

Aquarium Pharmaceuticals api First Impressions

"Buy another product."

I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. I couldn't hear it was running still I saw fish foods in the tank. I have a one gallon tank with a betta. I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town. This fish feeder is really well made! The slider door does not move on its own during rotations. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch.

  • (3 Pack) API 14-Day Pyramid Fish Feeders
  • 3 Pack of API 14-Day Pyramid Fish Feeders
  • Long lasting feeding block
  • One pyramid will feed 5 to 10 average-sized aquarium fish in a 10 U.S. gallon tank for up to 14 days
  • Feeder automatically feeds your fresh or saltwater fish when you're on vacation
  • Featuring a secret chamber containing spirulina algae which opens up midway through the feeding cycle
  • Manufacture: Mars Fishcare North America
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 1 x 5 inches; 1.28 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquarium Pharmaceuticals api
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

Aquarium Pharmaceuticals api Final Thoughts

"Very handy gadget!"

This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. The first opening was way too small. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(267 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Neptune Systems NPAFS
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

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

[star rating="3.9"]
(57 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YXRAN
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

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

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