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
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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


(24 Points)

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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
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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


(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
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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


(1 Points)

4. DIYOO Auto Fish Feeder, Fish Food Dispenser Automatic Fish Feeder for Aquarium Small Tank, Beta Fish...

User Ratings: 43 10

DIYOO First Impressions

"Product works great."

Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now.

  • DIYOO Auto Fish Feeder, Fish Food Dispenser Automatic Fish Feeder for Aquarium Small Tank, Beta Fish Food Feeder Vacation, Digital LCD Timer Fish Feeder Feeding Dispenser
  • 【Minimizing food wastage & Maximizing growth and health of aquatic pets】Fish food feeders are modified to give a specific quantity of pellets, which minimize water quality and waste build-up issues due to food that was left uneaten.The fish tank feeder that enables you to entirely customize/program time and quantity of feeding of your aquarium fish helps in maximizing the health and growth of your aquatic pets.Fish feeder is a great option if you want to save yourself some money.
  • 【Various Shapes Of Food Feeding & Feed Quantity Controllable】Our automatic fish feeder is ideal for home fish tanks and aquariums.THE fish feeder dispenser can feed VARIOUS kinds of fish foods including flakes, pellets, powders and strips.Besides,The fish food dispenser Can feed most of pet fishes,tropical fishes,betta fishes, turtles and frogs,cricket etc. ATTENTION: Please follow instructions to set up for rotation times per turn, otherwise the best fish feeder won't work!
  • 【Moisture-proof function provides a healthy diet for your fish】The aquarium fish feeder comes equipped with a moisture-resistant hopper that guarantees that only fresh food is supplied to your pet. Other highly regarded features of the unit are the integrated fan and ventilation that ensures that the food that is being fed is fresh and the adjustable slider that supplies the owners with the ability to set the portions in accordance with their pets’needs.
  • 【Free from time and place】The main purpose of the wide opening is to provide food to Roi, turtles, cricket and newts while the half-open entryway is good for feeding fish. The huge drum, which is very transparent, makes it simple for you to observe every feeding. Another beneficial aspect of our auto feeder is that you only need to refill the food supply every couple of weeks and that stock will last.Whether you are out shopping, going to a party, going on vacation, or going to work everyday.
  • 【Easy to install, sturdy, and LCD display】The best automatic fish feeder comes with a robust framework that includes an LCD display, and up to four separate feeding times can be scheduled.The automatic feeder for fish can nourish your fish with the right amount of food and at the right time.Most fish tanks have plastic brackets, and the general installation clip of this small automatic fish feeder makes it simple to connect to fish tanks.
  • Manufacture: YOSIYO
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DIYOO Final Thoughts

"Nice product, works well."

It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. It is the quiet feeder I ever have. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all.

Overall Score
3.7


(36 Points)

5. 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)

6. HONJIE Round Fish Feeding Ring Aquarium Fish Tank Suction Cup Floating Food Eco-Friendly Fish Safe F...

User Ratings: 52 8

HONJIE First Impressions

"Completely unnecessary."

Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. It would probably sell like hot cakes. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate.

  • HONJIE Round Fish Feeding Ring Aquarium Fish Tank Suction Cup Floating Food Eco-Friendly Fish Safe Food Feeder 4PCS
  • Round fish feeding widely suitable for all aquatic pets,like for fish, turtle, gold fish ect.
  • Perfect design for fish feeding:put food in the ring,the fish will follow the feeding way,improve feeding efficiency,reduce fish food waste.
  • Floating design:whenever the water level rises or falls,you reset the position of our suction cup is ok,it don't have any change
  • Keep clean for aquarium or fish tank:concentrate the fish food in the same area,so it can help to keep the clarity of the surrounding waters
  • Safe feeding tool:material is non-toxic and odorless, no pollution to water, not harmful to all aquatic pets, our suction cup equipped with longer lasting adsorption force
  • Manufacture: HONJIE
  • Part Number: HJCP1303
  • Material: Plastic
  • Item Weight: 1.06 ounces
  • Size: Ring
  • Style: Ring
  • Batteries Required?: No
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HONJIE Final Thoughts

"That did it."

Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. Its alot more simple than how it reads. It took a min to figure out the instructions. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. Programming was not too difficult, but does need careful reading.

Overall Score
4.0


(31 Points)

7. Bluecoco 3 Pieces Fish Feeding Ring + Worm Feeding Cup,Fixed-Point Feeding, Fish Safe Floating Food ...

User Ratings: 50

Bluecoco First Impressions

"Worked for my beta."

It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. Other than this complicated setting, it's very easy to use. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing. I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think.

  • Bluecoco 3 Pieces Fish Feeding Ring + Worm Feeding Cup,Fixed-Point Feeding, Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Blue, with Suction Cup,Easy to Install Aquarium, Square and Round Shape Fish Feeder
  • ★ 【Package includes】3 pic,① Round Ring, ② Square Ring, ③ Worm Feeder Funnel
  • ★ 【Good assistant】With the special feeding ring, the feed will no longer float around and the fish will eat in their own "bowls".
  • ★ 【Free installation】The feeding ring can float with the water level and can be rotated left and right, up and down 180 degrees, which is very convenient to use.
  • ★ 【Fixed-point feeding】It helps fish to develop the habit of eating in a fixed position and reduces the waste of fish food.
  • ★ 【Good quality】In order to better serve you! If you are not satisfied with our products, please contact us immediately
  • Manufacture: Bluecoco
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Bluecoco Final Thoughts

"Nice mounting features."

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. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

8. Lefunpets Automatic Fish Feeder, Aquarium Tank Timer Auto Feeder with 2 Food Dispensers for Aquarium...

User Ratings: 53 10

Lefunpets First Impressions

"Very pleased."

For the price, I do not regret my purchase. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it. The unit arrived partially charged. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. For the price, I do not regret my purchase. All the time and effort I could have saved. There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered.

  • Lefunpets Automatic Fish Feeder, Aquarium Tank Timer Auto Feeder with 2 Food Dispensers for Aquarium or Fish Tank
  • 【Two Timer Feeding Mode】Choosing automatic feed your fish at a scheduled time (once or twice per day)12h/24h, also there is a manual feeding option, pressing manual feeding will not change automatic feeding mode. Free to feed manually.
  • 【Easy to Set Up】Installing AA 1.5V batteries(Battery not included), by adjusting the slider, you may increase or decrease the amount of food dispensed per rotation. Easily control the amount of fish food dispensed by yourself.
  • 【Feeds All Fish Foods】Feeds all kinds of fish food, including flakes, pellets, powders and strips. Ideal for home fish tanks and aquariums. Suitable for most of pet fishes, turtles, newts and frogs feeding.
  • 【Two Adjustable Fish Food Dispenser Boxes】 50g and 100g fish food Dispenser box for your choices to satisfy your needs.
  • 【Simple Install Method】Using a fisher clip, install and hold the fish feeder on the edge of the tank, make parallel with the tank.
  • Manufacture: Lefunpets
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.7 x 3.4 inches; 10.56 Ounces
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Lefunpets Final Thoughts

"Use small pellets."

It would probably sell like hot cakes. The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. I have a one gallon tank with a betta. Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose.

Overall Score
4.0


(196 Points)

9. Eheim 3581091 Turtle Feeder

User Ratings: 50 13

Eheim 57135019 First Impressions

"Fish survived."

Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it. Other than this complicated setting, it's very easy to use. That number of rotations shows as tiny number in the left-most lower window. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town. This fish feeder is really well made!

  • Eheim 3581091 Turtle Feeder
  • Designed with the highest standard of aquatic performance in mind
  • Made in the use with quality materials
  • Aquatic health and performance design for quality life
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
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Eheim 57135019 Final Thoughts

"I would recommend it!"

3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed. And yes, you can use flake food like I do, just fine. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank.

Overall Score
3.9


(227 Points)

10. Penn-Plax Pro Balance Vacation Fish Feeder – Slow Release Food That’s Great for Weekend Vacays: ...

User Ratings: 62 7

Penn-Plax First Impressions

"Right above him."

I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! The size of the tank is too small to recommend. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up.

  • Penn-Plax Pro Balance Vacation Fish Feeder – Slow Release Food That’s Great for Weekend Vacays: 1 Block Feeds up to 3 Days (4 Blocks per Package) – Safe for Freshwater & Saltwater Tanks
  • GREAT FOR WEEKEND VACAYS: Worried about finding a fish-sitter as you plan for your next weekend getaway or adventure? Or, whenever or not they’ll overfeed your fish? Fear no more! Our Pro Balance Vacation Fish Feeder Blocks will feed your fish while you’re away. Each block feeds to up 3 days, and each package contains 4 Starfish Shaped Blocks.
  • IDEAL FOR 10 – 15 GALLON TANKS: Our Fish Feeder Blocks work best in aquariums that are between 10 and 15 Gallons in size. One block will last 3 to 4 days depending on the PH level and water temperature. A minimum water temperature of 72°F (22°C) and PH level of 6.6 to 7.0 is most efficient for the release of food particles.
  • REQUIRES AERATION & CIRCULATION: Within hours, our Feeder Blocks will start to dissolve, releasing nutritious freeze-dried foods while neutralizing your aquarium’s water. In order for this to happen, your tank should have the proper aeration and circulation. Our Feeder Blocks dissolve normally with setups that have an air stone or filter.
  • GIVE IT A TRY BEFORE YOUR TRIP: Just like us, our fish can get picky over their food. As a suggestion, you may want to place 1 Feeder Block in your tank a week before your vacation or trip. This way, you’ll see if they like it or not. To take it a step further, you may want to leave the tank alone as you test our Feed Blocks, mimicking the trip.
  • INGREDIENTS: Calcium Sulfate, Freeze-Dried Tubifex Worm, Freeze-Dried Bloodworm, Freeze-Dried Daphnia, Freeze-Dried White Shrimp, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6).
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax
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Penn-Plax Final Thoughts

"Absolutely love it."

Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it. May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip. Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better.

Overall Score
4.2


(266 Points)

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