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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hydor M01201
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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 II Battery-Operated Automatic Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 49 12

Penn-Plax DDAF2 First Impressions

"Highly recommend it!"

The unit arrived partially charged. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. For the price, I do not regret my purchase. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all.

  • Penn-Plax Daily Double II Battery-Operated Automatic Fish Feeder
  • Daily Double II automatic fish feeder
  • Dispenses flake or pellet food twice a day for up to 4 weeks-unattended
  • Large capacity food drum with adjustable setting
  • Free-standing or clamps onto any tank
  • Battery operated
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 5.24 x 7.24 inches; 13.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax DDAF2
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  • Value For Money
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Penn-Plax DDAF2 Final Thoughts

"That did it."

Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. Its alot more simple than how it reads. I figured too much food was better than too little. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder.

Overall Score
3.8


(318 Points)

3. 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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  • Value For Money
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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)

4. Bemibear Automatic Fish Feeder Moisture-Proof Aquarium Tank Timer Feeder Electric Auto Fish Feeder V...

User Ratings: 47 15

Bemibear First Impressions

"Easy to configure."

Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed.

  • Bemibear Automatic Fish Feeder Moisture-Proof Aquarium Tank Timer Feeder Electric Auto Fish Feeder Vacation Fish Feeder Free Feeding Ring
  • ★ EASY TO USE: When the feed is not enough can add it from the top, is very convenient, only push the top of the loading sliding cover to add.
  • ★HIGH CAPACITY: The feeder box volume is 200ml.Ideal for most types of food for both fresh water and marine fish, such as granular, powdery, flaky, strip etc.
  • ★ PRACTICAL: After the feeder is fixed, it can be rotated to the position you want. Multi-period, multi-turn feeding setting is optional, which can meet various demands.
  • ★ ONE-BUTTON FEEDING: Press manual feeding to feed in real time, which is convenient and fast and can experience the fun of feeding fish.
  • ★ FREE FEEDING RING: Fixed feeding area to improve feeding efficiency.
  • Manufacture: AquaBlue
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Bemibear
  • Quality
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  • Affordability

Bemibear Final Thoughts

"This is a 24-hour clock."

I can leave town and not worry about the fish. All the time and effort I could have saved. I have a one gallon tank with a betta. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. The feeder is also sleek and has a small footprint. I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made.

Overall Score
3.6


(7 Points)

5. Ailindany Aquarium Glass Feeding Cone Cup Plant Cup Brine Shrimp Live Red Worm Fish Feeder for Aquar...

User Ratings: 64 18

Ailinda First Impressions

"Very easy to use."

I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. The unit arrived partially charged.

  • Ailindany Aquarium Glass Feeding Cone Cup Plant Cup Brine Shrimp Live Red Worm Fish Feeder for Aquariums with Suction
  • 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.
  • With a powerful sucker in the cup wall, removable and not easy to fall off.
  • Keeps aquarium cleaner food doesn't spread around so easily. Suitable for feeding: red worms, brine shrimp, blood worm and red nematode.
  • 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. Provide good feeding environment for fish in the tank.
  • Applicable to all types of freshwater and saltwater aquarium, convenient to use. Please pay attention to the size, and make sure it fits before order.
  • Manufacture: Ailinda
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ailinda
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Ailinda Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I have used this every day for a year and love it. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it.

Overall Score
4.1


(7 Points)

6. 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)

7. IntelliFeed Optional 6V Power Adapter

User Ratings: 72 14

IntelliFeed Power Adapter Intellifeed Adapter First Impressions

"Ease of use, five stars."

I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank. 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. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation.

  • IntelliFeed Optional 6V Power Adapter
  • Fits Lifegard Intellifeed Fish Feeder
  • Approved alternative to 4AA Batteries
  • Great for continual use where batteries would wear out
  • Manufacture: Lifegard Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 1.5 x 3 inches; 4.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The IntelliFeed Power Adapter Intellifeed Adapter
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IntelliFeed Power Adapter Intellifeed Adapter Final Thoughts

"Recommend!"

It is the quiet feeder I ever have. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. Online instructions are not much help. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. It took a min to figure out the instructions.

Overall Score
4.2


(15 Points)

8. NICREW Automatic Fish Feeder, Moisture-Proof Fish Food Dispenser with Integrated Fan and Ventilation...

User Ratings: 53 13

NICREW N0673A First Impressions

"Overall, a good product."

This certainly worked for my purposes. This does everything but fill itself with food. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. This thing must be running on uranium. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. This thing must be running on uranium.

  • NICREW Automatic Fish Feeder, Moisture-Proof Fish Food Dispenser with Integrated Fan and Ventilation System
  • Up to five automatic feedings per day, feed at any hour of the day or night
  • Equipped with moisture-resistant system, keep fish food fresh
  • Provides snacks via a simple push of the manual button, set desired portions of food with adjustable slider
  • With a capacity of 60 grams, keeps your fish healthy while you’re away
  • Adjustable clamp allows the feeder to mount on almost any style aquarium
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW N0673A
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NICREW N0673A Final Thoughts

"It still works just fine."

Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip.

Overall Score
3.9


(258 Points)

9. Feeder Tube and Plate for Shrimp Fish, Length Adjustable, Easy Use and Clean

User Ratings: 56 6

Marine Color MC19790289 First Impressions

"It s working out great."

The first opening was way too small. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. The price was good, and I recommend it! Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover. 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.

  • Feeder Tube and Plate for Shrimp Fish, Length Adjustable, Easy Use and Clean
  • fish
  • feeder
  • shrimp
  • plate
  • adjustable
  • Manufacture: marine color
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Marine Color MC19790289 Final Thoughts

"Worked great!"

It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. The first opening was way too small.

Overall Score
4.2


(88 Points)

10. TESLUCK Coral SPS HPS Feeder, Long Arcylic Marine Reef Coral Aquarium Syringe Liquid Fertilizer Feed...

User Ratings: 73 4

TESLUCK First Impressions

"Love this feeder."

Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. 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. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. The first opening was way too small.

  • TESLUCK Coral SPS HPS Feeder, Long Arcylic Marine Reef Coral Aquarium Syringe Liquid Fertilizer Feeder HPS Tube for Reef/Anemones/Eels/Lionfish Other Organisms, Accurate Dispensing Spot
  • 【 Excellent Acrylic Material 】 - TESLUCK coral feeder is made of quality arylic and rubber material, absolutely safe for fish and corals, and it has a long life and is not easily broken, easy to clean.
  • 【 Accurate Dispensing 】 - As a high-brightness acrylic tube body, you can see a clear feeding amount.The SPS HPS Coral Feeder ensures that you know exactly how much you are feeding corals or other fish to avoid overfeeding.
  • 【 Multi-Purpose 】 - The coral feeder is mainly used in marine reef tanks for coral consumption, can also be used to add liquid fertilizer to the freshwater plant pool. And can also be used to eradicate debris and excess debris from those hard to reach areas of the aquarium.
  • 【 Easy to Use 】 - Our coral feeder is long enough to reach deep aquariums without wetting your hands. And with an improved second-generation tip, the soft rubber suction does not harm corals and fish.
  • 【 100% Satisfaction Guarantee 】 - TESLUCK carol feeder easily feeds liquid phytoplankton targets to corals or other invertebrates and aquatic animals. If you are not satisfied with our HPS Feeder, please contact us. We will help you to solve your problems.
  • Manufacture: TESLUCK
  • Product Dimensions: 1.38 x 0.14 x 0.14 inches; 1.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TESLUCK
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TESLUCK Final Thoughts

"This is a great feeder."

Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank. It took a min to figure out the instructions. I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable.

Overall Score
4.5


(119 Points)

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