Editor's Choice - Our Favorite NICREW Automatic Fish Feeders

1. 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)
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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)

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2. 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
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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)

3. 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)

4. Wardley Hartz Weekend Feeder, 12 Count

User Ratings: 73 3

Wardley First Impressions

"Think outside the box."

The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. I purchased this before a month-long vacation. Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all. You don't have as much control over applications as if you feed by hand. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing.

  • Wardley Hartz Weekend Feeder, 12 Count
  • 12-Count (Three 4-unit cards)
  • One shell feeds 10-12 average sized tropical or goldfish for up to 3 days
  • Dissolves slowly; stabilizes pH levels during feeding
  • Made in the USA
  • Manufacture: Hartz
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Wardley Final Thoughts

"Use small pellets."

The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries. This thing must be running on uranium. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. Portion size can be adjusted easily. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed.

Overall Score
4.5


(173 Points)

5. ZRDR Fish Feeding Ring, 2 Pack Black Aquarium Floating Food Feeder Circle Small Round and Square wit...

ZRDR First Impressions

"Easy to set up."

Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank. It took a min to figure out the instructions. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it.

  • ZRDR Fish Feeding Ring, 2 Pack Black Aquarium Floating Food Feeder Circle Small Round and Square with Flexible Lever Suitable and Suction Cup, Reduces Fish Feeder Waste and Maintains Water Quality
  • 【Fun & Effective Eating】 - The fish feeding ring keeps the fish's food on the water for longer, so that they can come back for snacks. The fish become like eating, then walk into the rock, and then come out to eat, feeding becomes fun. Feeder Circle Reduce waste!
  • 【Thoughtful Detail Design】- Flexible connecting rod, an automatic suspension of water level changes, small fish feeding ring no need to manually adjust the position. The fish don't have to chase the rotating food caught by the filtered water and cause starvation
  • 【Keep the Aquarium Clean】- Buoyancy foam is ,embedded at the bottom of aquarium feeding ring to increase buoyancy. The fish food is firmly fixed in the feeding ring, will not be scattered everywhere and moldy, and will not be pulled into the filter to block it, making your aquarium clean and healthy
  • 【Safe Environment】- This Floating Food Feeder Circle is made of high-quality rubber and plastic, which is pollution-free and protects the health of the fish. The powerful suction cup is firmly sucked on the wall of the fish tank and will not easily fall off and cause the fish food to scatter
  • 【Floating Food Only】- Suitable for feeding flake foods and other floating foods. Put foods into the Floating Food Square, it will prevent food from floating around. (no use for sinking food)
  • Manufacture: ZRDR
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ZRDR Final Thoughts

"Thank you."

The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. The other way you can mount this is with a stick on mount. The first opening was way too small. I have no complaints and fish are happy.

Overall Score
5.0


(7 Points)

6. lychee Automatic Fish Feeder Upgraded 200ml Moisture-Proof Automatic Aquarium Fish Feeder Vacation F...

User Ratings: 68 7

lychee First Impressions

"Highly recommend it!"

The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. And yes, you can use flake food like I do, just fine.

  • lychee Automatic Fish Feeder Upgraded 200ml Moisture-Proof Automatic Aquarium Fish Feeder Vacation Fish Food Timer Dispenser for Aquarium 21 Days When You Out Office,Home
  • ✅[200ml moisture-proof feeder drum] Our automatic fish feeder with super large 200ml feeder drum.moisture-resistant hopper keeps fish food dry, won’t get wet or jammed.Unlike the other brand feeder products,it will contain more than 120gram small particles (φ1.5) food .Hatch style feed door is completely adjustable, allowing you to decide how much food is dispensed at each meal.Even you out of home or office more than 21days ,your fish will be healthy.
  • ✅[Up to feed 4times per day]: Our Aquarium fish feeder allows you to set up to 4 times automatic feedings per day. You can program it to feed at any hour of the day or night.At the same time,you can set it deliver either 1 or 2 or 3 feeding per time. Also you can switch it feed manually and experience the fun of feeding.
  • ✅[Super Mute & Hd LCD Display] This vacation fish feeder designed with low noise <10db.It will work silent and fish will not be scared off.Even in the midnight ,you will not hear any noise at all.Large Hd display will show you the instant information included time,battery status,feeding times,manual mode and power key. Very easy to set it.
  • ✅[Easily Add Food]: This fish feed dispenser can be only used for the dry food. Very Suitable for pellets, granular, strip and flake fish feeder. It easy to add 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.
  • ✅[Easy to install &Clean]: 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. When you want to clean the feeder drum ,pls kindly remove it,thoroughly rinse with warm water and clean the drum.Make sure drum is completely dry before adding food.
  • Manufacture: Lychee
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lychee Final Thoughts

"Great for the price."

May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right. On this one you don't have to reset anything when filling. Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. I figured too much food was better than too little. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day.

Overall Score
4.5


(39 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. Donner Large Capacity LCD Aquarium Auto Fish Food Feeder Up to 4 Times Daily

Donner First Impressions

"Right above him."

For the price, I do not regret my purchase. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful.

  • Donner Large Capacity LCD Aquarium Auto Fish Food Feeder Up to 4 Times Daily
  • Dry, loose flake and pellet food can be used
  • Up to 4 feeding time daily. Digital timer for setting up regular feeding programs
  • Ideal for various sizes of aquariums with options of placing the food feeder on aquarium, free-standing or rim-mounted
  • Unique system to prevent food from being moisturized or clogged in dispenser
  • Digital Display for easy setting. Can be operated automatically or manually, making fish-keeping easier
  • Manufacture: Resun
  • Product Dimensions: 5.67 x 6.14 x 3.94 inches; 11.64 Ounces
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Donner Final Thoughts

"Best thing I ever bought."

The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. I even watched them being fed on the home video cameras while I was away. I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder.

Overall Score
3.0


(1 Points)

9. Neptune Systems AFS Automatic Feeding System

User Ratings: 50 10

Neptune Systems NPAFS First Impressions

"It s working out great."

Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. I purchased this before a month-long vacation. Suitable for locating anywhere on the tank ledge. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations.

  • Neptune Systems AFS Automatic Feeding System
  • The automatic feeding system allows feeding fish safely and consistently while at home or away
  • A safe dry system keeps fish food from clumping or caking
  • The feeding system is designed for pellet or flake food
  • Manufacture: Neptune Systems
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 5 inches; 1.25 Pounds
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Neptune Systems NPAFS Final Thoughts

"Worked for my beta."

I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town. The unit arrived partially charged. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip. This thing must be running on uranium. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape.

Overall Score
3.9


(57 Points)

10. 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)

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