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. JUWEL Automatic Electronic Fish Shrimp Feeder for flake, pellet and tablet food (battery operated)

Juwel First Impressions

"I was gone for 12 days."

There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. For the price, I do not regret my purchase. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank.

  • JUWEL Automatic Electronic Fish Shrimp Feeder for flake, pellet and tablet food (battery operated)
  • For flake, pellet and tablet food
  • Adjustable food outlet
  • Food capacity for approximately 30 days (60 Feedings)
  • Power supply: 2 type AA 1,5 volt batteries (batteries are included)
  • this listing is including "a platform"
  • Manufacture: JUWEL
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 5 x 3.1 inches; 1.6 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Juwel
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Juwel Final Thoughts

"Here are some pictures."

This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. The unit arrived partially charged. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. MicroMall Automatic Auto Fish Food Feeder Aquarium Timer Black

User Ratings: 49 17

MicroMall First Impressions

"Nice mounting features."

It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries.

  • MicroMall Automatic Auto Fish Food Feeder Aquarium Timer Black
  • Dry, loose flake and pellet food can be used
  • Ideal for various sizes of aquariums with two options of placing the food feeder on aquarium, free-standing or rim-mounted
  • Digital timer for setting up regular feeding programs
  • Unique design to prevent food from being moisturized or clogged in dispenser
  • Can be operated automatically or manually, making fish keeping easier
  • Manufacture: MicroMall
  • Item Weight: 8.5 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MicroMall
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MicroMall Final Thoughts

"Worked great!"

Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding. I couldn't hear it was running still I saw fish foods in the tank. It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations. Portion size can be adjusted easily. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need.

Overall Score
3.9


(28 Points)

4. 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)

5. Zacro Automatic Fish Feeder - Rechargeable Timer Fish Feeder with USB Charger Cable, Fish Food Dispe...

User Ratings: 71 6

Zacro First Impressions

"No issues."

Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. The other way you can mount this is with a stick on mount. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box.

  • Zacro Automatic Fish Feeder - Rechargeable Timer Fish Feeder with USB Charger Cable, Fish Food Dispenser for Aquarium or Fish Tank
  • Two types power supply: charged by USB or batteries, no need to buy batteries repeatedly, which is energy saving and environmental protection.
  • Long work time: Powered by a large-capacity lithium battery, it can be charged and discharged up to 800 times. According to the number of feedings set, it can be used for 3-6 months on a single charge.
  • Large capacity: 200ml large-capacity feed bucket, suitable for a variety of fish feed such as granules, flakes and powders.
  • Intelligent design: You can set up to 4 feedings a day, feeding 1-3 times each time. At the same time, you can also feed manually and experience the fun of feeding.
  • Fits for 600L (158 US gallons / 131 UK gallons) fish tank, the feeder can perfectly feed goldfish and turtles on weekends or holidays.
  • Manufacture: Zacro
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zacro
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Zacro Final Thoughts

"Worked for my beta."

There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. I also find it much easier to program. The price was good, and I recommend it! Suitable for locating anywhere on the tank ledge. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. Overall this is a very good feeder.

Overall Score
4.4


(1647 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. SunGrow Betta Feeding Ring, 3 Inches, Practical Round Floating Food, Reduces Waste & Maintains Water...

User Ratings: 50 8

SunGrow First Impressions

"Just a great design."

The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. I like to keep consistency with the tank. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder. You don't have as much control over applications as if you feed by hand. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it.

  • SunGrow Betta Feeding Ring, 3 Inches, Practical Round Floating Food, Reduces Waste & Maintains Water Quality, Suitable for Flakes & Other Floating Fish Foods, for Guppy, Goldfish and Other Small 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 Final Thoughts

"Recommend!"

3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. I also find it much easier to program. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered.

Overall Score
3.9


(125 Points)

8. 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)

9. NICREW Automatic Fish Feeder, Programmable Electric Fish Food Dispenser for Aquarium Tank, Timer Fee...

User Ratings: 60 10

NICREW N16960 First Impressions

"And that's a good thing!"

Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. Online instructions are not much help. I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing.

  • NICREW Automatic Fish Feeder, Programmable Electric Fish Food Dispenser for Aquarium Tank, Timer Feeder for Vacation and Weekend
  • Can be set 4 daily feeding times daily, keeps your fish healthy while you're away (with at most three rotations per feeding time if desired)
  • Adjustable clamp allows the feeder to mount on almost any style aquarium. Provides snacks via a simple push of the manual button, set desired portions of food with an adjustable slider
  • LCD digital panel makes programming easier. Simply input the feeding times and quantity of food to suit your needs
  • Can be installed in two different positions: freestanding and rim mountable. Mounting bracket fits aquariums with top widths up to 0.95 inches
  • An easily accessible food drum can be adjusted to dispense a variety of different fish food (flakes and pellets) and quantities, making it suitable for goldfish, tropical or marine aquariums
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Item Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW N16960
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NICREW N16960 Final Thoughts

"Good luck."

Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. This certainly worked for my purposes. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in.

Overall Score
4.2


(141 Points)

10. 2 Pieces Coral Feeder SPS HPS Feeder 13.77 Inch Long Acrylic Marine Fish Reef Feeding Tool Accurate ...

User Ratings: 72

Boao First Impressions

"I have it set on about 1."

I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. Another big tip for flake food users. I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. Online instructions are not much help. It took a min to figure out the instructions. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time.

  • 2 Pieces Coral Feeder SPS HPS Feeder 13.77 Inch Long Acrylic Marine Fish Reef Feeding Tool Accurate Coral Spot Feeder Tube for Reef/Anemones/Coral/Brine Shrimp Most Aquarium Organisms
  • Enough length: the coral feeder comes in 13.77 inch/ 35 cm long, and the inner diameter is 5 mm, outer diameter measures 8 mm, enough length to arrive at deep and hard-to-reach area
  • Quality and fish safe material: made of quality acrylic and rubber material, the sps feeder is safe for fish and corals, easy to clean, not easily get broken as glass and has long service time
  • Simple, safe and clean to feed: with this acrylic coral feeding stick whose soft rubber suction does no harm to coral and fish, you can feed liquid phytoplankton to corals or other aquatic animals, which is easy to control and allows you to directly feed your filter feeders and timid fish while preventing your hands from getting wet
  • Versatile coral feeder: applied in marine reef tank to feed coral/ reef/ anemones/ lionfish/ coral/ brine shrimp/ watchman goby and so on, these feed tubes help to eradicate debris from those hard to reach areas of the aquarium or blow away any algae that may have accumulated on rocks; Also be applied to liquid nutrition added to fresh water plant tank
  • Warm notice: ensure that the coral feed tube is washed and cleaned before each use; Turn off your circulation pumps when feeding your coral or other fish; When applied it in hot water, the temperature of the liquid should not exceed 176℉
  • Manufacture: Boao
  • Product Dimensions: 14.57 x 1.57 x 1.38 inches; 2.4 Ounces
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Boao Final Thoughts

"It meets my expectation."

I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. I added a small funnel to catch the food and guide it. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. I have no complaints and fish are happy. For the gouramis I have flake food, but for the corys I have sinking pellets.

Overall Score
4.6


(228 Points)

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