Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Outdoor Automatic Fish Feeders

1. hygger Large Programmable Auto Pond Feeder with LCD Display Controller Automatic Fish Food Feeding D...

User Ratings: 53

hygger First Impressions

"Very quiet."

I can leave town and not worry about the fish. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish.

  • hygger Large Programmable Auto Pond Feeder with LCD Display Controller Automatic Fish Food Feeding Dispenser Outdoor Koi Fish Feeder 5.5 L Capacity
  • 【Feed Your Fish on Schedule】Hygger Automatic Pond Feeder dispenses food automatically for your outdoor fish on scheduled time when you're on vacation or on business trip, weatherproof and safe from wildlife
  • 【Easy to read LCD display controller with clock】 Build in controller, this auto fish feeder can program up to 6 times per day, 0-9 portions depending on your preference, each portion lasting 15 seconds. And manual feeding button for instant feeding. Easy to program
  • 【Lasts up to Few Weeks】 With a full load of food, the storage bin is 5.5 litre capacity which can feed your fish for several weeks, depending on how many fish you have and how big they are. Ideal for 4-10 mm pellets or sticks food, not for flake! Comes with 2 shaped sliders for your feeding requirement, slider with dense grooved rings can dispense less food for your fish. Vice versa
  • 【No Battery Needed】16 foot long electric wire requires No battery. Just wipe clean, less maintenance. Large feeder measures 20.7" L × 14.2" H. Storage food bin measures 10.6" H ×7" Dia can holds fish food up to 5 lbs.
  • 【Designed for Koi Pond】This auto feeder require tools (drill and screwer) to be mounted at the pond's edge (wooden or stone floor). Constructed with metal and ABS plastic, resistant to bad weather, snap lid is easy to refill and safe from wildlife
  • up to six daily feed times
  • from 0-9 portions each time
  • lasting 15 seconds each portion
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Item Weight: 6.98 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

hygger Final Thoughts

"Just a great design."

The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. I have a one gallon tank with a betta. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. And yes, you can use flake food like I do, just fine.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(24 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Outdoor Automatic Fish Feeders

2. hygger LCD Control Automatic Pond Fish Feeder, Capacity 5.5L, DC 12V

User Ratings: 50

hygger First Impressions

"It s working out great."

May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip. It also allow multiple feeding option and times. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. For the price, I do not regret my purchase. Programming was not too difficult, but does need careful reading.

  • hygger LCD Control Automatic Pond Fish Feeder, Capacity 5.5L, DC 12V
  • 【Large Capacity】the food container of the feeder is large enough to hold 5 pounds of fish food at most, the max capacity is 5.5L. With this large pond fish feeder, you can spend a long vacation without worrying nobody help feed your fish. You don't need to frequently add new fish food. The container is translucent, you can easy to see how many the fish food is inside it
  • 【Auto Feeding On Time】the fish feeder support one click hand feeding at any time. Besides, you can set the feeding time and feed quantity to make it automatically feed fish on time for each day. Each day, you can set 6 feeding times at most, and for each feeding time you can set 9 feeding quantities at most. Please note that the feeding time can only be set on the hour,such as 7 o'clock. The feeder has memory function in case of power down
  • 【Waterproof Design】the whole feeder includes the food container, controller has waterproof design, the controller has a half guard to prevent sun shine and rain, the container with a thick lid is made of durable plastic, it will keep the fish food dry even in a raining days. So you can install the fish feeder by the side of pond outdoors. Please don't submerge the feeder in water and don't wash the container with water
  • 【2 Screw Stem Available】the fish feeder comes with 2 sizes of metering screw stems, the narrow one is for small portion feeding, the wide one is for large portion feeding. Please note that for each feeding quantity, the screw stem will rotate for 35 seconds, the small auger will dispense 25 to 30 grams of fish food, the large auger will dispense about 90 grams of fish food
  • 【LCD Display Controller】the controller will display the next feeding time. Before set the feeding time and quantity, you should firstly set the controller time to your local time, can be set to minutes. Then you set the feeding times (1 to 24) for each day, then you set the feeding quantities (1 to 9) for each feeding time. The power cord to the controller is 16ft, the controller cord to the feeder is 1.6ft
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

hygger Final Thoughts

"These feeders are simple."

I couldn't hear it was running still I saw fish foods in the tank. Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(15 Points)

3. PondH2o Automatic Pond Fish Feeder with Rechargeable Battery, 13lb Capacity, with LCD Display Contro...

Pond H2o First Impressions

"It s working out great."

It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. I have a one gallon tank with a betta. He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day.

  • PondH2o Automatic Pond Fish Feeder with Rechargeable Battery, 13lb Capacity, with LCD Display Controller Automatic Fish Food Feeding Dispenser Outdoor Koi Fish
  • PondH2o Pond Feeder is an automatic fish feeder suitable for medium and large ponds
  • 13 pound (6 Liter) Capacity
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Adjustable Settings and Rechargeable Battery. with LCD Display Controller Automatic Fish Food Feeding Dispenser Outdoor Koi Fish
  • Strong PVC Construction
  • Manufacture: United Aquatics, LLC.
  • Item Weight: 8 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pond H2o
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Pond H2o Final Thoughts

"Product works great."

The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. Online instructions are not much help. On this one you don't have to reset anything when filling. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. I can leave town and not worry about the fish.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(1 Points)

4. Automatic Fish Feeder, Vacation Fish Feeder, Moisture-Proof Electric Auto Fish Feeder, Digital Fish ...

User Ratings: 55 14

AsiFancy First Impressions

"It meets my expectation."

The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly.

  • Automatic Fish Feeder, Vacation Fish Feeder, Moisture-Proof Electric Auto Fish Feeder, Digital Fish Food Dispenser 200Ml Capacity for Vacation, Daily, Business Trip, Weekend
  • 200ml MOISTURE-PROOF FEEDER DRUM: The automatic fish feeder with super large 200ml feeder drum. Moisture-resistant hopper keeps fish food dry, won’t get wet or jammed. The hatch style feed door is completely adjustable, which allowing you to decide how much food is dispensed at each meal. Your fish will be healthy even if you are away from home or office for more than 21 days.
  • UP TO AUTO FEED 4TIMES PERDAY: According to your demands, you can set up to 4 feeding time every day and 1-3 rotation each time. Besides you can feeding any time at home by press manual button.(If you feel that it is trouble to set the time, then you can choose one-click feeding settings, feeding once at 8am and once at 8pm.)
  • 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. Please set the feeding time following the instructions.
  • EASY TO 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’s 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, please kindly remove it, thoroughly rinse with warm water and clean the drum. Make sure drum is completely dry before adding food.
  • Manufacture: AsiFancy
  • Item Weight: 11 ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AsiFancy
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

AsiFancy Final Thoughts

"So far so good!"

The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. It also allow multiple feeding option and times.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(106 Points)

5. MiniInTheBox Shrimp Feeding Tube and Feeding Dish Clear Acrylic Assembled Shrimp Feeder Tube Tray fo...

MiniInTheBox First Impressions

"I was gone for 12 days."

I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. I have used this every day for a year and love it. I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! Online instructions are not much help. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. On this one you don't have to reset anything when filling. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right.

  • MiniInTheBox Shrimp Feeding Tube and Feeding Dish Clear Acrylic Assembled Shrimp Feeder Tube Tray for Fish Tank Aquarium
  • 【Material】Made of high quality acrylic material, firm, durable and long service life, no harm to your pets.
  • 【Convenient to Feed】Food can be delivered from the tube above, and the food is placed directly into the dish so that the food does not fall to the bottom of the tank and it is easy to clean up the remaining food.
  • 【Installation】With sucker fixation to hold the dish in aquarium or fish tank wall easily, reliable and removable.
  • 【Wide Application】Used for all types of freshwater and saltwater aquarium, fish tank.
  • 【Suitable for】Fit for benthic animal feeding use, like shrimps, crabs, clams small tropical fish, rat fish and so on.
  • Manufacture: MiniInTheBox
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MiniInTheBox
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

MiniInTheBox Final Thoughts

"Thank you."

The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. For the gouramis I have flake food, but for the corys I have sinking pellets. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. This does everything but fill itself with food. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. Only downside was that the hole was too big for red tiny bit fish food.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(1 Points)

6. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fish Mate 211
  • Quality [star rating='3.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

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

[star rating="3.6"]
(435 Points)

7. POPETPOP 10 pcs Plastic Cone Aquarium Fish Feeder Worm Feeder Basket Bloodworm Funnel Tool Cone Feed...

User Ratings: 33 35

POPETPOP First Impressions

"No issues."

They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank. That number of rotations shows as tiny number in the left-most lower window. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time.

  • POPETPOP 10 pcs Plastic Cone Aquarium Fish Feeder Worm Feeder Basket Bloodworm Funnel Tool Cone Feeder Cone Basket Feeder for Fishing Feeding
  • Comes with suction cup, free-floating or attached to the side of the aquarium with the suction up.
  • Protect live food from spreading outside to aquarium tank.
  • With powerful electromagnetic sucker, it is removable and not easy to fall off.
  • Live Food funnel floating for red worms feeder and solve eating trouble of small food in the tank for fish.
  • Made of plastic, eco-friendly, safe and easy to use.
  • Manufacture: POPETPOP
  • Product Dimensions: 2.64 x 2.64 x 2.67 inches; 1.06 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The POPETPOP
  • Quality [star rating='2.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

POPETPOP Final Thoughts

"Really good buy."

I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. Suitable for locating anywhere on the tank ledge. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up.

Overall Score
3.0

[star rating="3"]
(3 Points)

8. Kent Marine 00856 SeaSquirt Feeder

User Ratings: 65 6

Kent Marine 100100856 First Impressions

"It s working out great."

I also find it much easier to program. I have a one gallon tank with a betta. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me.

  • Kent Marine 00856 SeaSquirt Feeder
  • Makes it possible to target-feed liquid supplements to corals or other aquatic animals
  • Features a 21-inch graduated tube
  • Extends to 35-inches for deep aquariums and hard-to-reach areas
  • Includes a unique probe
  • Disassembles for easy cleanup
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 24.6 x 1.5 inches; 5.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Kent Marine 100100856
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Kent Marine 100100856 Final Thoughts

"Not anymore."

Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. Its alot more simple than how it reads. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(486 Points)

9. Juwel Automatic Aquarium Feeder

User Ratings: 54 6

Juwel JU89000NET First Impressions

"Works great now."

This certainly worked for my purposes. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time. I added a small funnel to catch the food and guide it. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working. This does everything but fill itself with food. This certainly worked for my purposes. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful.

  • Juwel Automatic Aquarium Feeder
  • Wipe clean
  • Juwel automatic feeder for all aquariums.
  • Batteries included.
  • Manufacture: Juwel
  • Product Dimensions: 0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Juwel JU89000NET
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

Juwel JU89000NET Final Thoughts

"Seems to work good."

It took a min to figure out the instructions. I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. This thing must be running on uranium. That number of rotations shows as tiny number in the left-most lower window. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(1821 Points)

10. Two Little Fishies Julian's Thing

User Ratings: 43

Two Little Fishies 748172507216 First Impressions

"Set up a breeze."

This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off.

  • Two Little Fishies Julian's Thing
  • Long length allows you to reach deep into the aquarium with ease
  • Manufacture: Two Little Fishies
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Two Little Fishies 748172507216
  • Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.8']

Two Little Fishies 748172507216 Final Thoughts

"Period I think."

You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. And yes, you can use flake food like I do, just fine. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish.

Overall Score
3.7

[star rating="3.7"]
(8 Points)

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