Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Fluval Automatic Fish Feeders

1. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 10786
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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)

2. Sera Feed A Plus Pet Habitat Sand

User Ratings: 47 14

Sera 8840 First Impressions

"Works really well."

Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. I figured too much food was better than too little. He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day.

  • Sera Feed A Plus Pet Habitat Sand
  • Automatic feeder
  • Up to 6 automatic feedings per day
  • For freshwater and marine aquariums
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 8.07 x 5.12 inches; 14.04 Ounces
  • Batteries: 1 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 8840
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Sera 8840 Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend it!"

The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. This fish feeder is really well made! This fish feeder is really well made! One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. 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, this product has been great.

Overall Score
3.8


(67 Points)

3. SunGrow Pleco Fish Wafer Feeder, Automatic Food Release, Easy to Install on Fish Tank, Never Miss Fe...

User Ratings: 55 10

SunGrow First Impressions

"Absolutely love it."

He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. 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 unit arrived partially charged. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. It is the quiet feeder I ever have. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it.

  • SunGrow Pleco Fish Wafer Feeder, Automatic Food Release, Easy to Install on Fish Tank, Never Miss Feeding time
  • FEED MEATY WAFERS TO YOUR PLECOS WITHOUT EFFORT --- Are you tired of feeding your plecostomus by hand or did you miss their feed because work kept you busy? If the answer to any of these questions is a YES, we have a solution. SunGrow’s Automatic Pleco Wafer Feeder will do that for you.
  • CUSTOMIZE TO YOUR FISH’S NEEDS --- Whether your fish needs to be fed a small amount twice a day or a larger amount of food only once a day, the microcomputer in the SunGrow Automatic Fish Feeder makes it easy to customize a feeding schedule (up to 4 times per day). You don’t need to remember to feed them now. The SunGrow feeder will take care of it for you.
  • ECONOMICAL, BATTERY OPERATED USING TWO AA ALKALINE BATTERIES --- Save in energy by utilizing a battery operated automatic fish feeder as opposed to a traditional plug-in option that uses up electricity. Please note that this package does not include a battery.
  • INCREDIBLY EASY TO SETUP AND INSTALL --- The SunGrow Microcomputer Automatic Feeder takes only minutes to set up. Fill it with your pleco’s favorite food and attach it to your aquarium using a universal installation clamp.
  • HIGHLY VISIBLE, EASY TO READ LCD DISPLAY SCREEN --- The highly readable LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen on the SunGrow Pleco Feeder distinctly displays the time making it easy to set feeding timers.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Refilling is very easy."

Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. Another big tip for flake food users. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting. Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all.

Overall Score
4.0


(30 Points)

4. 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)

5. Vobor Automatic Machine Feeding Fish Fish Food Dispenser Fish Feeder - Automatic Fish Feeder Digital...

User Ratings: 42 30

Vobor First Impressions

"Product works great."

Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover. I have used this every day for a year and love it. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. The unit arrived partially charged. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder.

  • Vobor Automatic Machine Feeding Fish Fish Food Dispenser Fish Feeder - Automatic Fish Feeder Digital LCD Electronic Fish Feeder Dispenser Timer Automatic Aquarium Tank Food Feeding Machine
  • Automatically Feeding-Feeding fish automatically(for flake, pellet and tablet food) when you are away from home.
  • Adjustable switch-It is convenient for you to adjust the food outlet according to the fish needs, you may increase or decrease the amount of food dispensed per rotation.
  • Large capacity-The feeder comes with large capacity, you can set the timer(24 hour) by yourself.
  • Easy to use-Manual and automatic control, simple operation. Safe and convenient, mini shape, space-saving for your aquarium.
  • Easy installation-The dispenser can be mounted in two ways according to the shape of your aquarium.
  • Item Weight: 7.9 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Vobor
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Vobor Final Thoughts

"And that's a good thing!"

Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder.

Overall Score
3.2


(4 Points)

6. Eheim Automatic Feeding Unit

User Ratings: 68 5

Eheim 3581090 First Impressions

"Great auto feeder."

The size of the tank is too small to recommend. Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed.

  • Eheim Automatic Feeding Unit
  • Great for everyday use whether you are home or away
  • Set it and let if feed your fish everyday. Packing dimensions(Width) 2.7 inch, packing dimensions(Height) 5.87 inch, packing dimensions(Depth) 3.43 inch
  • Convenient worry-free feeding for healthy fish
  • Easy to set up and use and includes easy start guide
  • Integrated fan and ventilation system keeps the food dry
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 5.5 inches; 9.39 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 3581090
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Eheim 3581090 Final Thoughts

"Works great."

Portion size can be adjusted easily. It took a min to figure out the instructions. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. You don't have as much control over applications as if you feed by hand. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. Its alot more simple than how it reads. Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up.

Overall Score
4.4


(5335 Points)

7. WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Feeding Tube, Glass Fish Tube Aquarium Feeding Tube Fish Shrimp with Fish Feedin...

User Ratings: 57 10

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"This is a 24-hour clock."

Only downside was that the hole was too big for red tiny bit fish food. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. You don't have as much control over applications as if you feed by hand. It is the quiet feeder I ever have. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. I have used this every day for a year and love it. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations.

  • WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Feeding Tube, Glass Fish Tube Aquarium Feeding Tube Fish Shrimp with Fish Feeding Bowl and 2pcs Suction Cups
  • Feeder tube: Acrylic, wear-resistant, scratch-resistant, transparent, beautiful and firm. Various models available: 200mm, 250mm, 300mm.
  • Integrated design: Used with the feeding bowl, the bait is put into the bowl through the shrimp tube, which is convenient for the organism to eat. After eating, the bowl can be taken out to avoid contaminating the water quality.
  • Convenient to use: It is easy to remove feed residues to keep the water quality pure and solve the trouble of changing water.
  • Easy to install / remove: Equipped with 2 suction cups to hold the water pipe in the aquarium, stable, or you can remove it.
  • For fish and shrimp: Suitable for shrimp, crab, clam, fish and others. Please choose the right size according to the needs of your fish tank and buy with confidence.
  • Manufacture: WEAVERBIRD
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WEAVERBIRD
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WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"Completely unnecessary."

It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it. Suitable for locating anywhere on the tank ledge. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable.

Overall Score
4.2


(13 Points)

8. Aquarium Choice Coral Feeder Long Syringe Tube Liquid Fertilizer Feeder SPS HPS Marine Reef Coral Fe...

User Ratings: 56 11

Aquarium Choice First Impressions

"Easy to configure."

Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. The unit arrived partially charged. I bought this feeder to use on my betta tank for weeks when I go home from college. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders.

  • Aquarium Choice Coral Feeder Long Syringe Tube Liquid Fertilizer Feeder SPS HPS Marine Reef Coral Feeder Tool Fish Excreta Cleaner
  • Product quanties:1 units coral feeder;Each product size:40CM/15.74
  • SPS HPS coral target feeder to avoid overfeeding.Please see the forth picture on the left to know how to use this product with right gesture and how to press it in a right way.Please hold the coral feeder with the holder gesture in the picture and then Please put your thumb on the top of the bulb and then press down to bring coral food to corals when you are using this product.
  • Soft SILICON RUBBER suction does not harm coral and fish.
  • Acrylic material tube does not broke as easily as glass material.
  • DETACHABLE soft silicon rubber suction nozzle and cap,EASY TO CLEAN IT AFTER USING.
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Choice
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquarium Choice
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Aquarium Choice Final Thoughts

"This is all automatic."

So you don't have to constantly be adding food. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. Overall this is a very good feeder. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have.

Overall Score
3.9


(144 Points)

9. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow 4334826076
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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)

10. powerer 4 Pcs Fish Feeding Ring Square and Round Aquarium Fish Feeding Ring Floating Food Feeder, wi...

User Ratings: 64 7

powerer First Impressions

"Overall, a good product."

I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. Suitable for locating anywhere on the tank ledge. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. On this one you don't have to reset anything when filling. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time.

  • powerer 4 Pcs Fish Feeding Ring Square and Round Aquarium Fish Feeding Ring Floating Food Feeder, with Suction Cup
  • Fish Feeder Ring Square Size:Outer L*W=10*10cm/3.94"x3.94"; Inner:8*8cm/3.15"x3.15". Fish Feeder Ring Round size:outer Dia=7.5cm/2.95"; Inner Dia=5.5cm/2.17". for small and medium fish tanks less than 1 meter
  • The feeding ring is made of Environmentally safe plastics, Non-toxic and odorless, No pollution to water, Not harmful to all aquatic pets,It comes complete with a matching black suction cup to hold it securely in place.
  • Suitable for all Flaky, granular, various shapes, with Floating fish food,Prevent food from floating around. for fish, turtle, gold fish, cichlid, guppies, catfish, aquatic pets such.
  • Easy to use, just place the suction cup on the inner wall of the aquarium and put the food in the fish feeding ring to prevent the food from drifting around and even entering the filter. Convenient for fish to eat, reducing food waste while keeping the fish tank clean
  • Package Include: 2 Pcs x Square Shape Floating Food Feeder Circle, 2 Pcs x Round Shape Fish Feeding Station Feeder Ring
  • Manufacture: powerfuler
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powerer Final Thoughts

"Works really well."

Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. That number of rotations shows as tiny number in the left-most lower window. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding. The price was good, and I recommend it! You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries.

Overall Score
4.3


(51 Points)

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