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. YXRAN Fish Feeder Ring, Floating Food Feeding Dish Square and Round Shape with Suction Cup for Aquar...

YXRAN First Impressions

"Great for the price."

I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation. The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. It is the quiet feeder I ever have. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same.

  • YXRAN Fish Feeder Ring, Floating Food Feeding Dish Square and Round Shape with Suction Cup for Aquarium Fish Tank, Blue, Pack of 2
  • 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.
  • Square Size:Outer L*W=9.5*9.6cm/3.74"x3.78"; Inner:8*8cm/3.15"x3.15". Round size:outer Dia=7.3cm/2.87"; Inner Dia=5cm/1.97".
  • 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.
  • Suction cup suspension, floating design, when the water level rises or falls, orating rod re-positioning with the water level, buoyant sponge is embedded in the bottom, fish feeding ring always keep floating above the water.
  • Package included:1 x square shape ring; 1 x round shape ring. It is suitable for all slow-sinking and floating feeds, effectively encircling the feeds and preventing floating.
  • Manufacture: YXRAN
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YXRAN Final Thoughts

"Pretty easy to setup."

I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. Overall this is a very good feeder. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. TOPBRY Automatic Fish Feeder,【Upgraded Version】 Digital Auto Fish Turtle Feeder for Aquarium and...

User Ratings: 66 5

TOPBRY First Impressions

"Seems to work good."

Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. Suitable for locating anywhere on the tank ledge.

  • TOPBRY Automatic Fish Feeder,【Upgraded Version】 Digital Auto Fish Turtle Feeder for Aquarium and Fish Tank, USB Rechargeable Timer Fish Feeder Fish Food Dispenser
  • 【USB RECHARGING】- Built-in large-capacity lithium battery, according to different settings of feeding, the automatic fish feeder can be used for 3 - 6 months when it is fully charged by usb cable.
  • 【FOUR EXACT FEEDING TIME DESIGN】- You can set up to 4 exact feeding time every day and 1 - 3 rotation every time. According to your different demands, you can set up different exact time at vacation.
  • 【EASILY ADD FOOD AT THE TOP】- Adding the fish food at the top of the fish feeder, not to take down the food bucket, so you can increase or decrease easily the amount of dispensed food. Because of the 360°rotation of the pedestal of digital fish feeder, you can rotate it to the satisfying position after it is installed.
  • 【TWO INTALLED METHODS】- You can choose two methods to install the auto fish feeder. One is to intall it with the pedestal, the other is paste it on the tank cover with the double-side sticker. Make sure the fish feeder is fixed over the water level and not make it fall into the water.
  • 【LARGE CAPACITY AND UNIVERSAL】- 200ml capacity of the digital fish feeder is suitable for various fish foods such as flakes, pellets, powders and strips, and suitable for different pet such as fish, turtle, newt and frog.
  • Manufacture: TOPBRY
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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TOPBRY Final Thoughts

"This has been great!"

One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. All the time and effort I could have saved. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time. I have a one gallon tank with a betta.

Overall Score
4.4


(331 Points)

4. WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Cone Red Worm Feeder Fish Tank Shrimp Feeder Plastic Fish Feeding Cup with Sucti...

User Ratings: 50 14

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"Recommend!"

It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. I couldn't hear it was running still I saw fish foods in the tank. Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding.

  • WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Cone Red Worm Feeder Fish Tank Shrimp Feeder Plastic Fish Feeding Cup with Suction, 4 Pcs
  • High quality material: Feeder cup is made of high quality plastic material, which is durable and lasting for use. It can be used repeatedly and durable for long time use.
  • Protect live food: Live food funnel floating for worm blood feeder and solve eating trouble of small food in the tank for fish. Prevent 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.
  • 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.
  • Manufacture: WEAVERBIRD
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WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"But I love it."

It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch. I have used this every day for a year and love it. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium.

Overall Score
3.7


(22 Points)

5. Vacation Feeder - Crab Shape - 7-Day - 1 pk

User Ratings: 57

ProBalance First Impressions

"Pretty easy to setup."

Online instructions are not much help. The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. It is the quiet feeder I ever have. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me.

  • Vacation Feeder - Crab Shape - 7-Day - 1 pk
  • Crude protein (min) 2.2%, crude fat (min) 0.32%, crude fiber (max) 2.8%. moisture (max) 9%, calcium (min) 26% (max) 30%, salt (max) 1.6%.
  • Each block is 2" x 2" x 0.25" thick.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 1 inches; 0.8 Ounces
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ProBalance Final Thoughts

"What a great product!"

This fish feeder is really well made! It also allow multiple feeding option and times. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. This certainly worked for my purposes. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all.

Overall Score
4.2


(3 Points)

6. Tetra 77151 TetraWeekend Tropical Slow-Release 5-Day Feeder, 4 Count

User Ratings: 68 7

Tetra First Impressions

"Product works great."

The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. That number of rotations shows as tiny number in the left-most lower window. Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover. Programming was not too difficult, but does need careful reading. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. 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.

  • Tetra 77151 TetraWeekend Tropical Slow-Release 5-Day Feeder, 4 Count
  • TetraWeekend Tropical Slow-Release Feeder, 4-Pack.
  • Feeds up to 5 days per block.
  • Plaster-free gel formula.
  • Does not cloud water.
  • ProCare nutrition for tropical fish.
  • Manufacture: Tetra Second Nature
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches; 2.4 Ounces
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Tetra Final Thoughts

"Product works."

I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. I am very happy to own this feeder. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish.

Overall Score
4.2


(234 Points)

7. 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)

8. TOPBRY Automatic Fish Feeder, Digital Auto Fish Turtle Feeder for Aquarium and Fish Tank, Timer Fish...

User Ratings: 61 8

TOPBRY First Impressions

"No issues."

You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. It also allow multiple feeding option and times.

  • TOPBRY Automatic Fish Feeder, Digital Auto Fish Turtle Feeder for Aquarium and Fish Tank, Timer Fish Feeder Fish Food Dispenser
  • 【FOUR EXACT FEEDING TIME DESIGN】- You can set up to 4 exact feeding time every day and 1 - 3 rotation every time(24-Hour Clock). According to your different demands, you can set up different exact time at vacation.
  • 【EASILY ADD FOOD AT THE TOP】- Adding the fish food at the top of the fish feeder, not to take down the food bucket, so you can increase or decrease easily the amount of dispensed food. Because of the 360°rotation of the pedestal of digital fish feeder, you can rotate it to the satisfying position after it is installed.
  • 【TWO INTALLED METHODS】- You can choose two methods to install the auto fish feeder. One is to intall it with the pedestal, the other is paste it on the tank cover with the double-side sticker. Make sure the fish feeder is fixed over the water level and not make it fall into the water.
  • 【LARGE CAPACITY AND UNIVERSAL】- 200ml capacity of the digital fish feeder is suitable for various fish foods such as flakes, pellets, powders and strips, and suitable for different pet such as fish, turtle, newt and frog.
  • 【BATTERY POWERED】- This automatic fish feeders is powered by 2 AA batteries (Not Included), our fish feeder is high quality and has one year warranty, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will deal with your problems efficiently.
  • Manufacture: TOPBRY
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TOPBRY Final Thoughts

"It still works just fine."

I have used this every day for a year and love it. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. Overall, this product has been great. 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
4.1


(130 Points)

9. DollaTek Fish Tank Smart Feeder Aquarium Smart Fish Feeder Automatic Feeder Aquarium Supplies

User Ratings: 50

DollaTek First Impressions

"Overall, a good product."

There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. Overall, this product has been great. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. And yes, you can use flake food like I do, just fine. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. I have no complaints and fish are happy. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape.

  • DollaTek Fish Tank Smart Feeder Aquarium Smart Fish Feeder Automatic Feeder Aquarium Supplies
  • Two ration-adjustable boxes: This automatic fish feeder has two sizes of fish food dispenser boxes (50g and 100g). You can adjust the feed ration each time using the adjustment switch on the fish feed dispenser box.
  • Two automatic feeding modes: This automatic fish feeder has two timer setting modes, 12 hours and 24 hours. There is also a manual feeding option. Pressing manual feeding does not change the automatic feeding mode. There is no need to worry about overfeeding, as the feed rotates once every time.
  • Convenient to use: The automatic fish feeder can feed food even when the customer is absent, so it is safe for travel and business trips, so it is very easy to install and can be easily installed in a water tank with a dedicated unit or fixed It can be installed with a sticker. (The power supply must use two 1.5V AA batteries. Not included)
  • Feed Type: Feed all types of fish, including flakes, pellets, powder and strips. Ideal for home aquariums and aquariums. You can feed most pet fish, turtles, newts and frogs.
  • Manufacture: DollaTek
  • Item Weight: 10.6 ounces
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DollaTek Final Thoughts

"Works really well."

Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all.

Overall Score
3.5


(2 Points)

10. SLSON 2Pack Coral Feeder,Long Acrylic Aquarium Coral Feeding Tools for Reef,Anemones,Eels,Lionfish a...

User Ratings: 87

SLSON First Impressions

"This works perfect!"

It would probably sell like hot cakes. I purchased this before a month-long vacation. I like to keep consistency with the tank. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time.

  • SLSON 2Pack Coral Feeder,Long Acrylic Aquarium Coral Feeding Tools for Reef,Anemones,Eels,Lionfish and Other Organisms,13.78 inch
  • LONG SYRINGE CORAL FEEDER: 13.78'' in total length,this acrylic coral feeding stick make it easy to target feed liquid phytoplankton to corals or other invertebrates and aquatic animals. Convenient to control and allows you to directly feed your sea squirt, filter feeders and timid fish with ease and comfort
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL: made of quality arylic and rubber material, safe for fish and corals, easy to clean,This long-lasting plastic will never easy to be broken as glass. Easy to clean and to disassemble.
  • MUlTI-FUNCTIONAL AQUARIUM FEEDING TUBE: these long handle tubes suit for large fish tank,or small aquarium/ fish bowls,feed coral or fish directly ,also perfect for liquid fertilizer add in fresh water plant tank,eradicate detris and excess debris from those hard to reach areas of the fish tank.
  • LONG HANDLE WATER CLEAN TOOLS: quick to clean your aquarium and change water without wet your hand,reach hidden crevices and underneath the gravel at the bottom of your fish tank to remove waste, residual food, and excess debris,make you daily maintenance easier
  • PACKAGE INCLUDED: 2 PCS Acrylic coral feeder tubes.Transparent body,provide a accurate feeding capacity and prevent overfeeding
  • Manufacture: SLSON
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SLSON Final Thoughts

"Very handy gadget!"

It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. It took a min to figure out the instructions. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. I also find it much easier to program. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. I purchased this before a month-long vacation. Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding.

Overall Score
4.9


(10 Points)

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