Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Hydor Automatic Fish Feeders

1. Hydor Automatic Fish Feeder - Battery Powered, with Air Connection - Original EkoMixo

User Ratings: 48 12

Hydor M01201 First Impressions

"This works perfect!"

The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. I have used this every day for a year and love it. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. I have no complaints and fish are happy.

  • Hydor Automatic Fish Feeder - Battery Powered, with Air Connection - Original EkoMixo
  • Suitable for marine, tropical aquariums & terrariums
  • Easy setting for up to 3 feedings a day
  • Works with flake, pellet, and tablet food
  • Can connect any aerator to keep food always dry and crisp
  • Easy to use LED light programming
  • Manufacture: Hydor USA, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 6 inches; 7.2 Ounces
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Hydor M01201 Final Thoughts

"Very handy gadget!"

You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder.

Overall Score
3.8


(127 Points)

2. Penn Plax Daily Double Plus Vacation Fish Feeder

Penn-Plax DDAF4 First Impressions

"And that's a good thing!"

I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. On this one you don't have to reset anything when filling. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. The unit arrived partially charged.

  • Penn Plax Daily Double Plus Vacation Fish Feeder
  • Second food drum is a free added bonus
  • Easily attaches to all size aquariums
  • Automatically feeds fish while you’re away on vacation
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 6.25 x 5.8 inches; 14.4 Ounces
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Penn-Plax DDAF4 Final Thoughts

"Easy to set up."

You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. This certainly worked for my purposes. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

3. Current USA Aquachef Automatic Aquarium Fish Feeder

Current USA First Impressions

"Very quiet in operation."

I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. The price was good, and I recommend it! I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains.

  • Current USA Aquachef Automatic Aquarium Fish Feeder
  • Manufacture: Current USA
  • Item Weight: 12 Ounces
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Current USA Final Thoughts

"No complain."

I would rather overbuy than underbuy. It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. SLSON Fish Feeding Ring Aquarium Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Square and Round with Suction...

User Ratings: 61 4

SLSON First Impressions

"Refilling is very easy."

You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working. I added a small funnel to catch the food and guide it. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think.

  • SLSON Fish Feeding Ring Aquarium Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Square and Round with Suction Cup,Set of 2
  • PERFECT SOLUTION FOR YOUR FEEDING:bullies can't hog all the rings, so everyone gets a chance to eat in peace. It even allows the owner to feed different foods to finicky fish. If one ring is filled with food the fish will dash right over there, leaving the second ring open to drop specialty food in for those picky eaters.
  • KEEP YOUR AQUARIUM CLEAN: the fish feeding rings keep the food in a certain area,it doesn't end up scattered all over, or pulled into the filter, which allows more of it to be eaten. That does wonders to reduce waste and maintain water quality.
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL:this floating feeding ring made of premium rubber and plastic,non-toxic and safe for your fish.Ideal aquarium food feeder for Betta Tetra Guppy Goldfish Clownfish Molly Platy Swordtail Corydoras Cichlids Shark Catfish Glofish Loach Danio Fish.
  • FLOATING FOOD ONLY:suitable for feeding flake foods and other floating foods. Put foods into the circle, it will prevent food from floating around. (no use for sinking food)
  • PACKAGE INCLUDED:1 x Square Shape Ring & 1 x Round Shape Ring.
  • Manufacture: SLSON
  • Item Weight: 1.58 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 0.5 inches
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SLSON Final Thoughts

"I like this product."

It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out.

Overall Score
4.3


(507 Points)

5. Penn Plax Pro-Balance Squid Shape Vacation Feeding Block - 1 Per Blister Card

User Ratings: 17 18

ProBalance First Impressions

"This feeder is awesome."

I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. It would probably sell like hot cakes. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. I like to keep consistency with the tank. The other way you can mount this is with a stick on mount. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all.

  • Penn Plax Pro-Balance Squid Shape Vacation Feeding Block - 1 Per Blister Card
  • Color of feeding block may vary (white or orange)
  • Contains Pro Balance® high quality fish food.
  • Time-release formula can feed your 10-15 gallon aquarium for up to 10 days.
  • Contains fish favorites like shimp & daphnia with added vitamins & minerals.
  • Perfect for cichlids, gouramis, parrot fish and other similar size fish.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1.6 Ounces
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ProBalance Final Thoughts

"Good price too."

There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. The first opening was way too small. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base.

Overall Score
3.2


(9 Points)

6. Bnzaq Automatic Fish Tank Feeder - Aquarium Auto Timer Food Dispenser for Vacation

User Ratings: 44 14

Bnzaq First Impressions

"It only supports 2."

The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. 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. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. I have no complaints and fish are happy. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable.

  • Bnzaq Automatic Fish Tank Feeder - Aquarium Auto Timer Food Dispenser for Vacation
  • [AUTOMATIC&MANUAL FEEDING]Automatic feeding:2 different time modes,12h/24h.Feed 1 time in each feeding.Manual feeding:press manual button to control and test the fish feed you meet.Fish no longer starve.
  • [MOISTUREPROOF&HEALTHY]Keep fish feed dry so that won't get wet and moldy.Multiple gears to apply for different feed size and never get blocked.Keep your fish healthier.
  • [ENJOY YOUR GOOD TIMES]Automatically take good care of your fish on weekends and holidays.Feed box capacity:80ml.Powered by 2 AA batteries(not included).
  • [MULTIPLE CHOICE]Suitable for various fish feeds,such as granules,flakes and powders.Perfectly feed goldfish and turtle.
  • [TWO INSTALLATION METHODS]1st method:fix the feeder holder on the tank glass.2nd method:1.Take off the feeder holder 2.Stick velco on bottom of feeder and tank cover 3.Place them together.
  • Manufacture: Bnzaq
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Bnzaq Final Thoughts

"Nice product, works well."

I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. That number of rotations shows as tiny number in the left-most lower window.

Overall Score
3.8


(161 Points)

7. Aquarium Choice Coral Feeder Long Syringe Tube 2020 Newest Version 58CM/22.83Inch Length Two Units(P...

User Ratings: 59 6

Aquarium Choice First Impressions

"Thank you."

This will ruin li-ion batteries over time. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. It would probably sell like hot cakes. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly.

  • Aquarium Choice Coral Feeder Long Syringe Tube 2020 Newest Version 58CM/22.83Inch Length Two Units(Patented Product)
  • Product material:Two units Acrylic tube,two units Soft SILICON RUBBER suction nozzle and two units unique cap,58CM/22.83Inch LENGTH(The cap will not be broken because It is not ball cap and It is very easy to control the liquid volume which you use to feed coral.There are two ways to suck the coral food in and three ways to push the coral food out to feed to coral.)
  • RUBBER suction nozzle and unique special cap with 25ml liquid volume container(The cap will not be broken because It is not ball cap)
  • Many-ways to use it:It is very easy to control the liquid volume which you use to feed coral.There are two ways to suck the coral food in and three ways to push the coral food out to feed to coral.
  • Soft SILICON RUBBand It is very easy to control the liquid volume which you use to feed coral.There are two ways to suck the coral food in anER suction does not harm coral and fish.
  • Acrylic material tube does not broke as easily as glass material.
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Choice
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Aquarium Choice Final Thoughts

"Works as advertised."

I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. This certainly worked for my purposes. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. Suitable for locating anywhere on the tank ledge. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town.

Overall Score
4.2


(170 Points)

8. [Upgrade] WiFi Control Automatic Fish Feeder with APP Lychee Aquarium Automatic Fish Feeder, WiFi Co...

User Ratings: 63 12

lychee First Impressions

"Set up a breeze."

I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. This thing must be running on uranium. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding. For the gouramis I have flake food, but for the corys I have sinking pellets. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly.

  • [Upgrade] WiFi Control Automatic Fish Feeder with APP Lychee Aquarium Automatic Fish Feeder, WiFi Control Auto Fish Food Dispenser for Home Office (Gold)
  • ✅★2.4 GHz Wifi Control : This Auto Fish feeder easy to use app allows you to feed your fish no matter where you are, easy setup and installation ensure you never miss a feeding due to holiday or busy weekends.
  • ✅★Powerful Timer Functions : Various flexible timer functions can be set by app, it allows you to feed regularly by week or day,accurate timing and quantitative feeding.
  • ✅★Support Voice Command : Find out the mic marker on APP,say to it and it will turn on the adjustable food outlet to feed your fish(support more than 16 languages).And 10 languages manual include in the package.
  • ✅★Feed In Multiple Ways : Our fish food Dispenser support WiFi remote control feeding/manual feeding/auto feeding,you can choose you like.
  • ✅★Package Contents: 1x WiFi fish feeder, 1x fixing clip, 1x Velcro, 1x USB power cable,1x10 languages manual.Two mounting methods (fixing clip and Velcro).
  • Manufacture: Lychee
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lychee Final Thoughts

"Works great now."

I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. On this one you don't have to reset anything when filling. This fish feeder is really well made! The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time.

Overall Score
4.1


(189 Points)

9. 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)

10. WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Glass Cone Feeder Red Worm Fish Tank Plant Shrimp Feeder Punch Cup Fish Feeding ...

User Ratings: 47

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"Easy to install and use."

Online instructions are not much help. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. I couldn't hear it was running still I saw fish foods in the tank. Another big tip for flake food users. This thing must be running on uranium. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about.

  • WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Glass Cone Feeder Red Worm Fish Tank Plant Shrimp Feeder Punch Cup Fish Feeding Cup with Suction
  • High quality material: Glass 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.
  • 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

"Very quiet in operation."

You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. This does everything but fill itself with food. The price was good, and I recommend it! I purchased this before a month-long vacation. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. This thing must be running on uranium.

Overall Score
4.1


(6 Points)

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