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
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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. Petacc Automatic Fish Feeder, Programmable Moisture-Proof Electric Auto Fish Feeder for Aquarium Tan...

User Ratings: 61 5

Petacc First Impressions

"Very handy gadget!"

Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip. Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. This certainly worked for my purposes. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about.

  • Petacc Automatic Fish Feeder, Programmable Moisture-Proof Electric Auto Fish Feeder for Aquarium Tank Timer Feeder Vacation &Weekend Fish Food Dispenser
  • 【Programmable automatic fish feeder】: The timer allows you to set up to 4 exact feeding time per day. You can program it to feed at any hour of the day or night and have it deliver either a single or double or triple feeding. To avoid fish over-feeding or hungry when you go out, we suggest you set up and conduct some test-run before your vacation so that you can have good portion control.
  • 【Easy to add food】: Adding the fish food at the top of the fish feeder, no need 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 this programmable automatic fish feeder, you can rotate it to the satisfying position after it is installed.
  • 【Moisture Prevents Design】: Moisture-resistant hopper keeps fish food dry, won’t get wet or jammed. This auto fish feeder accommodates most types of food, including flakes, pellets or crumbles.
  • 【Large Food Capacity】: With a capacity of 200ml, its large size holds enough food to keep your fish fat while you’re away. Hatch style feed door is completely adjustable, allowing you to decide how much food is dispensed at each meal.
  • 【2 Different Fixing Methods】: This fish feeder has 2 install methods for you to choose. One is to fix the feeder to the tank wall by using the holder. Another is to paste the feeder with double-side sticker on the tank cover.
  • Manufacture: petacc
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Petacc Final Thoughts

"Set the time."

On this one you don't have to reset anything when filling. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. All the time and effort I could have saved. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time.

Overall Score
4.3


(659 Points)

3. MiguCo Acrylic Aquarium Feeder Planaria Leech Trap Turbellarian Worm Catcher

User Ratings: 44 13

MiguCo First Impressions

"Ease of use, five stars."

This does everything but fill itself with food. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. I figured too much food was better than too little. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered.

  • MiguCo Acrylic Aquarium Feeder Planaria Leech Trap Turbellarian Worm Catcher
  • Made from quality acrylic, high intensity, non-toxic, odorless, safe in use
  • Creative trousers-shape design, special and more convenient to feed fish
  • Transparent design makes it easy to know how much food left
  • Applies to majority of fodder, such as shrimps, worms, water flea, tubifex etc.
  • Multifunction: simply put bait and place on top of or into the substrate, it becomes a worm trap
  • Manufacture: MiguCo
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MiguCo Final Thoughts

"Works great now."

I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. For the price, I do not regret my purchase. Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food.

Overall Score
3.7


(10 Points)

4. XEOGUIYA Mini Shrimp Hatchery Feeder Tube, Aquarium Shrimp Dropper with Suction Cup for Hatchery Bre...

User Ratings: 50

XEOGUIYA First Impressions

"Highly recommended."

It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. Its alot more simple than how it reads. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl.

  • XEOGUIYA Mini Shrimp Hatchery Feeder Tube, Aquarium Shrimp Dropper with Suction Cup for Hatchery Breeding for Shrimp Fish
  • Shrimp feeding tube material: made of high-quality plastic, strong and durable, very suitable for feeding fish shrimp, turtle etc.
  • Easy to install: The shrimp egg feeder comes with a suction cup, which can be installed in any corner of the inner wall of the fish tank, which is not easy to fall off.
  • Easy to use: Put some shrimp feed on the fish feeder, then you can feed it. The transparent design makes it easy to observe the remaining food at any time.
  • Keep the aquarium clean: The fish feeder keeps the food in a certain area, will not eventually be scattered everywhere, nor will it be pulled into the filter, to a certain extent clean the aquarium resources.
  • Packaging includes: 1X feeding tube. Use feeding tube can effectively improves the feeding efficiency and reduces food waste.
  • Manufacture: XEOGUIYA
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XEOGUIYA Final Thoughts

"This has been great!"

For the price, I do not regret my purchase. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

5. Luffy Aquarium Clip, 4x2 Inches, Plastic, No Metal Parts, Includes Strong Suction Cup, Holds Veggies...

User Ratings: 65 15

Luffy First Impressions

"It s working out great."

There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. Its alot more simple than how it reads. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule.

  • Luffy Aquarium Clip, 4x2 Inches, Plastic, No Metal Parts, Includes Strong Suction Cup, Holds Veggies, Algae, Seaweed Sheets, Betta Bed, Feeding Accessories
  • ✔ PERFECT FEEDING TOOL FOR GRAZING FISHES --- Make feeding time also entertaining with Aquarium Clip by SunGrow. This a perfect tool to use for the grazing types of fishes as in their natural habitat, the wild coral reef environments, they usually get through the day by collecting food on surfaces of live rocks and coral heads.
  • ✔ HOLDS SEA VEGGIES & OTHER ACCESSORIES IN PLACE --- This aquarium clip can securely hold any seaveggies, algae, dried seaweed sheets, lettuces. Expect them to go gaga over the clipped piece of veggie once you attach the clip in the tank with the strong suction cup. You can also use this to clip other accessories like Betta bed or artificial plants.
  • ✔ APPLICABLE FOR PLASTIC & GLASS SURFACE --- This aquarium veggie clip includes suction cup with lock to be attached onto glass or plastic surface. The waterproof clip can be positioned at any depth-level of the aquarium, even underwater. Made from 100% plastic, no part is made of metal making it pet-safe and rust-free. This suction cup with lock will neither slide nor create scratches.
  • ✔ MULTI-FUNCTIONAL, EASY TO USE, EASY TO REMOVE –-- Handy and easy to use, you will never look at feeding your fish as a boring chore again. Not just that, it is a functional clip that can be made use in home like attaching reminder notes, decorative painting etc. This works like any other suction cup but is far more stronger and sturdier than conventional suction cups. It is advisable to clean the surface for any dirt before attaching it onto any other surface.
  • ✔STURDY & SAFE –-- Made from durable plastic material with no metal parts, it is 100% pet-safe. It is also safe for fresh and saltwater use. This handy tool with its proven sturdiness, is a perfect feeding companion that can last for a long period of time.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
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Luffy Final Thoughts

"Refilling is very easy."

I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. I like to keep consistency with the tank. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. This certainly worked for my purposes. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. It also allow multiple feeding option and times.

Overall Score
4.0


(30 Points)

6. Automatic Fish Feeder, Lychee Fish Feeder Fish Food Vacation Feeder Moisture-Proof Electric Timing A...

User Ratings: 34 11

Lycheer First Impressions

"I highly recommend."

Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover. I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. It would probably sell like hot cakes. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. I bought this feeder to use on my betta tank for weeks when I go home from college. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence.

  • Automatic Fish Feeder, Lychee Fish Feeder Fish Food Vacation Feeder Moisture-Proof Electric Timing Automatic Feeder for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • AUTOMATIC FEEDING: The fish feeder has a timer, you can choose the interval feeding time according to the situation, you can set the feeder to automatically feed once every 12 hours or 24 hours, at the same time, you can also feed manually and experience the fun of feeding.
  • TWO DIFFERENT FIXED METHODS: The feeder has 2 install methods for you to choose. One is to fix the feeder to the tank wall by using the holder. Another is to paste the feeder with double-side sticker on the tank cover.
  • MOISTURE PREVENTS DESIGN:Moisture-resistant hopper keeps fish food dry, won’t get wet or jammed.It accommodates most types of food, including flakes, pellets or crumbles.
  • EASILY ADD FOOD: You can hold the feeder in one hand and the feed container in the other, and rotate the feed container to easily remove it, so that you can add feed and clean the feed container.
  • APPLICABLE SCENES: The fish feeder can be fixed in an open fish tank by using the holder, or can be attached to a closed fish tank with a feeding port by using the double-sided sticker.
  • Manufacture: Lycheer
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.8 x 4.1 inches; 8.47 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required.
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Lycheer Final Thoughts

"Use small pellets."

Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding. The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation. Other than this complicated setting, it's very easy to use. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass.

Overall Score
3.7


(12 Points)

7. NEWCOMDIGI Fish Feeding Ring, Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Black, with Suction Cup Easy to ...

User Ratings: 53

NEWCOMDIGI First Impressions

"Good luck."

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. All the time and effort I could have saved. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. Overall this is a very good feeder. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand.

  • NEWCOMDIGI Fish Feeding Ring, Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Black, with Suction Cup Easy to Install Aquarium, Square and Round Shape 2 Pcs Feeder Station for Guppy, Betta, Goldfish
  • ★ ☀❤【Safe Material 】- 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.
  • ★ ☀❤【Reasonable design 】 - Suction cup suspension, Rotating device, Floating design, When the water level rises or falls, fotating rod Repositioning with the water level, buoyant sponge is embedded in the bottom, Fish feeding ring Always keep floating above the water.
  • ★ ☀❤【Function 】 - 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.
  • ★ ☀❤【Fish Feeding Bowl】- Suitable for all Flaky, granular, various shapes, with Floating fish food,for fish, turtle, gold fish, cichlid, guppies, catfish, betta, aquatic pets such.
  • ★ ☀❤ 【Size】 The Square plate is the bigger one with 4 inch (10 cm) length and the Round plate has 3 inch diameter (7.5 cm), so you can use them according to your Aquarium Size.
  • Manufacture: NEWCOMDIGI
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NEWCOMDIGI Final Thoughts

"Fish survived."

That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations. I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding.

Overall Score
4.4


(7 Points)

8. Lefunpets Automatic Fish Feeder, Aquarium Tank Timer Auto Feeder with 2 Food Dispensers for Aquarium...

User Ratings: 53 10

Lefunpets First Impressions

"Very pleased."

For the price, I do not regret my purchase. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it. The unit arrived partially charged. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. For the price, I do not regret my purchase. All the time and effort I could have saved. There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered.

  • Lefunpets Automatic Fish Feeder, Aquarium Tank Timer Auto Feeder with 2 Food Dispensers for Aquarium or Fish Tank
  • 【Two Timer Feeding Mode】Choosing automatic feed your fish at a scheduled time (once or twice per day)12h/24h, also there is a manual feeding option, pressing manual feeding will not change automatic feeding mode. Free to feed manually.
  • 【Easy to Set Up】Installing AA 1.5V batteries(Battery not included), 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.
  • 【Feeds All Fish Foods】Feeds all kinds of fish food, including flakes, pellets, powders and strips. Ideal for home fish tanks and aquariums. Suitable for most of pet fishes, turtles, newts and frogs feeding.
  • 【Two Adjustable Fish Food Dispenser Boxes】 50g and 100g fish food Dispenser box for your choices to satisfy your needs.
  • 【Simple Install Method】Using a fisher clip, install and hold the fish feeder on the edge of the tank, make parallel with the tank.
  • Manufacture: Lefunpets
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.7 x 3.4 inches; 10.56 Ounces
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Lefunpets Final Thoughts

"Use small pellets."

It would probably sell like hot cakes. The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. I have a one gallon tank with a betta. Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose.

Overall Score
4.0


(196 Points)

9. Fish Mate P21 Automatic Pond Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 39 15

Fish Mate 211 First Impressions

"Right above him."

Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding. Overall, this product has been great. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine.

  • Fish Mate P21 Automatic Pond Fish Feeder
  • Reliable and accurate quartz timer
  • Over 1 year's continuous use from 1x AA battery
  • Feeds up to 21 daily meals while you are away
  • Adjustable feed quantity and timing for all fish foods
  • Ideal for small ponds or large aquariums
  • Manufacture: Pet Mate, Ltd.
  • Part Number: 211
  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 3 inches
  • Size: Feeder is 8" x 3" x 8" high.
  • Color: Basic
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
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Fish Mate 211 Final Thoughts

"Right above him."

I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. I have no complaints and fish are happy. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. Online instructions are not much help. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time.

Overall Score
3.6


(435 Points)

10. 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
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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


(2 Points)

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