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. Saim Auto Feeder Fish, Automatic Fish Feede Battery-Operated Aquarium Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 44 17

Saim B0000010730-M First Impressions

"Operation wise, no flaws."

I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. For the price, I do not regret my purchase. It took a min to figure out the instructions. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing.

  • Saim Auto Feeder Fish, Automatic Fish Feede Battery-Operated Aquarium Fish Feeder
  • Automatic Fish Feede By adjusting the slider, you may increase or decrease the amount of food dispensed per rotation.
  • Maximum 4 feedings per day.
  • The logo "Lo" displayed on the LCD indicates the power is low.
  • Simple operation and installation, manual and automatic
  • Suitable for dry,loose flake and pellet,is super affordable and a great way to go away for the weekend and have peace of mind that your fish will be alive
  • Manufacture: Saim
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required.
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Saim B0000010730-M Final Thoughts

"Here are some pictures."

Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. It would probably sell like hot cakes. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time.

Overall Score
3.5


(43 Points)

5. 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)

6. UStyle Fish Feeder,Automatic Fish Feeder Battery Operated Aquarium Tank Auto Pet Fish Food Feeder Ti...

User Ratings: 44 13

UStyle First Impressions

"It worked."

The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about.

  • UStyle Fish Feeder,Automatic Fish Feeder Battery Operated Aquarium Tank Auto Pet Fish Food Feeder Timer Dispenser for Small Fish,Tropical Fish,Gold Fish
  • ❤【IDEAL FRO MOST TYPES OF FISH FOOD,FISH TANK AND FISH】Our automatic feeder IS ideal for home fish tanks and aquariums.THE fish feeder 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, newts and frogs,cricket etc. ATTENTION: Please follow instructions to set up for rotation times per turn, otherwise the best fish feeder won't work!
  • ❤【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.Aquarium feeder is a great option if you want to save yourself some money.
  • ❤【STOP MOISTURE FROM SPOILING SAVED FISH FOOD】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.
  • ❤【Fish are taken care of even when you are enjoying your vacation】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.
  • ❤【Prevention of overfeeding and underfeeding】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: UStyle
  • Product Dimensions: 11.81 x 3.94 x 3.94 inches; 3.53 Ounces
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UStyle Final Thoughts

"Fish survived."

Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. For the price, I do not regret my purchase. I like to keep consistency with the tank. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. The first opening was way too small.

Overall Score
3.7


(118 Points)

7. 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
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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


(486 Points)

8. Ocean Nutrition Feeding Frenzy Grid Feeding Clip

User Ratings: 39 15

Ocean Nutrition 986033 First Impressions

"Recommend!"

It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time. I have no complaints and fish are happy. I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule.

  • Ocean Nutrition Feeding Frenzy Grid Feeding Clip
  • Underwater feeding aid for “shy” fish
  • Firmly grips or holds a defrosted cube of gel-based Frozen Formula Foods
  • Excellent for butterflies and other picky feeders
  • Manufacture: Ocean Nutrition
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 0.8 Ounces
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Ocean Nutrition 986033 Final Thoughts

"And that's a good thing!"

I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover.

Overall Score
3.7


(60 Points)

9. Automatic Fish Feeder Smart Fish Feeder 2020 Upgraded with Memory Function Timed Feeding and Dual Po...

User Ratings: 38 21

Hapeisy First Impressions

"This is a great feeder."

Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. The unit arrived partially charged. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape.

  • Automatic Fish Feeder Smart Fish Feeder 2020 Upgraded with Memory Function Timed Feeding and Dual Power Supply for Aquarium Tank Home Office
  • 500ml large capacity, 4 meals one day, each meal 1-50 portions, each portion 2g.
  • Parameter memory & time memory. One-time setup, long-term memory, even in case of power failure Failure
  • Intelligent working mode, night quiet, automatic alarm system.
  • Dual power supply system.
  • Multi angle installation, simple setting, no jamming.
  • Manufacture: Hapeisy
  • Item Weight: 1.25 pounds
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Hapeisy Final Thoughts

"Easy to program."

Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. It would probably sell like hot cakes. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation. I am very happy to own this feeder. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine.

Overall Score
3.5


(13 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
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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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