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)

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
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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. Multi-Function Fish Feeder Ring Set Aquarium Fish Tank Live Red Worm Food Feeder Plant Cone Cup Feed...

User Ratings: 56 9

Dbeans Flourithing First Impressions

"Hope this review helped."

There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered. 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. It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all. For the gouramis I have flake food, but for the corys I have sinking pellets.

  • Multi-Function Fish Feeder Ring Set Aquarium Fish Tank Live Red Worm Food Feeder Plant Cone Cup Feed Thaw Measuring Cup Shape Basket for Feeding Feeding Fish Aquatic Pet for Betta
  • ☞MULTIFUNCTION: Floating fish food Feeding +Red worm cup feeding +thaw Frozen fish food +Live fish food cleaning +Fish feed measuring cup,Value for money,worth it trust.
  • ☞SOLVE UPSET:The feed will not be scattered everywhere,Prevent fish food from blocking pipe fittings,No need to Turn off Water pump Feeding,Reduce feed waste,fixed region Feeding,Let the fish They In its own"Bowl"Eat food,Fish lovers practical gadgets.
  • ☞FLOATING DESIGN: Automatically adjust the height according to different water levels ,Comes with a powerful high quality silicone suction cup, Adsorb the inner wall of the aquarium.Red worm cup, The feeding mouth is smooth,Will not scratch the fish.
  • ☞SIMPLE AND PRACTICAL: Environmentally friendly, Humanized design. Forcing fish to produce hunger in the fight for food, Let the body color of the fish look better, It is suitable for feeding small and medium-sized tropical fish as well as various aquariums.
  • ☞RISK-FREE SHOPPING: We are committed to 100% customer satisfaction, so if you find that you are not satisfied with us or our products, please contact us, refund easily, we will reply within 24 hours, we will do everything Work hard to make sure you are 100% satisfied.
  • Manufacture: Dbeans Flourithing
  • Item Weight: 2.39 ounces
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Dbeans Flourithing Final Thoughts

"Product works great."

I couldn't hear it was running still I saw fish foods in the tank. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. 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. It also allow multiple feeding option and times. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1.

Overall Score
4.0


(804 Points)

5. MQ Automatic Fish Feeder, Turtle Fish Food Dispenser Auto Timer with 1Pcs Betta Fish Spawning Leaf H...

User Ratings: 63 4

MQ First Impressions

"Worked great!"

However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base.

  • MQ Automatic Fish Feeder, Turtle Fish Food Dispenser Auto Timer with 1Pcs Betta Fish Spawning Leaf Hammock Smart Programmable Digital LCD Large Capacity for New Year Vacation Aquarium Tank Feeder
  • PACKAGE: 1Pcs 200ml large-capacity auto fish food feeder is powered by 2 AA batteries (not included), 1Pcs double-side sticker(strong adhesive for installation), 1Pcs English manual, 1Pcs betta fish spawning leaf. The automatic fish tank feeder works with most types of fish food, such as flakes, pellets, powders and strips, fit for fish tank and aquarium, and you can even feed most of pet fishes, turtles, newts and frogs.
  • PROGRAMMABLE: The timed fish feeder allows you to set up to 4 times automatic feedings a day, feeding 1-3 cycles each time. And you can program it to feed at any time. So when you on weekends, vacation or holidays, MQ's automatic fish feeder can perfectly feed your goldfish and turtles.
  • TWO METHODS: The auto aquarium feeder has 2 install methods. One is to install the feeder to the tank wall by using the holder. Another is to paste the pedestal with double-side sticker on the tank cover. Automatic fish food dispenser will keep the fish food dry and won't get wet or get stuck.
  • EASY TO USE: Just add the fish food at the top of the auto fish tank feeder, no need to remove the food bucket, so you can add the fish food easily. 360°rotation design of the pedestal of LCD smart digital fish feeder, you can rotate it to the satisfying position after installed.
  • QUALITY GUARANTEE: If you are not completely satisfied with the MQ's auto fish feeder, we will full refund guarantee without any questions, and our friendly customer service team 24 hours are waiting for helping you.
  • Manufacture: MQ
  • Item Weight: 9.9 ounces
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MQ Final Thoughts

"Recommend!"

Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding. Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed.

Overall Score
4.3


(119 Points)

6. Penn Plax Pro-Balance Cichlid Shape Vacation Feeding Block - 1 Per Blister Card

User Ratings: 59

Penn-Plax First Impressions

"This thing worked great."

The unit arrived partially charged. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit.

  • Penn Plax Pro-Balance Cichlid Shape Vacation Feeding Block - 1 Per Blister Card
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
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Penn-Plax Final Thoughts

"I would recommend it!"

Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. The feeder is also sleek and has a small footprint. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup.

Overall Score
4.1


(5 Points)

7. Acrylic Coral Spot Feeder Long Tube for Reef Anemones Eels Lionfish, 2 Pieces Stainless Steel Straig...

User Ratings: 73

Weewooday First Impressions

"Here are some pictures."

You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. The first opening was way too small.

  • Acrylic Coral Spot Feeder Long Tube for Reef Anemones Eels Lionfish, 2 Pieces Stainless Steel Straight and Curved Aquarium Tweezers Reptile Feeding Tongs for Aquatic Plant Spider Snake Lizard
  • Aquarium feeding set: the package includes 1 piece coral feeder tube and 2 pieces straight and curved tweezers, nice combination for feeding your little pets in the water; The stainless steel straight and curved tweezers can both feed and clean up the mess inside the fish tank
  • Reliable material: the coral spot feeder is made of quality acrylic and rubber material, which is safe for fish and corals, simple to clean and not easy to crack; the aquarium feeding tongs are made of stainless steel with black coating, durable and not easy to be rusted under water, with the help of serrated tips, the tweezers can grip stuff securely without slipping off
  • Appropriate size: the size of coral feeder is approx. 13.77 inch/ 35 cm, long tube help you arrive at deep and hard-to-reach area, and the tweezers are approx. 10.62 inch/ 27 cm in length, they are great and practical tools for aquarium plants or reptiles
  • Wide applications: you can feed liquid phytoplankton to corals or other aquatic animals by using coral feeder and tweezers, which is easy to control and prevents your hands from getting wet, these feeding tools can be applied in marine reef tank to feed coral, reef, anemones, lionfish, brine shrimp, watchman goby and so on
  • Warm tips: pleas ensure that the coral feeder tube is washed and cleaned before use; Turn off your circulation pumps when feeding your coral or fish; When applied it in hot water, the temperature of the liquid should not exceed 176 degrees Fahrenheit; After using tweezer, please remember to rinse it with water and dry
  • Manufacture: Weewooday
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Weewooday Final Thoughts

"I plan to buy it."

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. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time.

Overall Score
4.5


(15 Points)

8. SLSON 4 Pack Fishes Veggie Seaweed Plant Suction Cup Clip Feeding Tool Feed Holder Aquarium Accessor...

User Ratings: 63 7

SLSON First Impressions

"Will buy again."

Only downside was that the hole was too big for red tiny bit fish food. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. I figured too much food was better than too little. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day.

  • SLSON 4 Pack Fishes Veggie Seaweed Plant Suction Cup Clip Feeding Tool Feed Holder Aquarium Accessories for Fish Tank
  • PERFECT FEEDING TOOL: This aquarium fish tank clip can securely hold any seaveggies, algae, dried seaweed sheets, lettuces, and prolongs enjoyable feeding experience for the fish as they feel like not being forced to eat an entire day’s food supply in a short period.
  • GOOD DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES: This seaweed suction cup clip is not only a ideal tool for feeding ,but also a decoration accessories. You can use them to keep the decoration in the fish tank, like Betta bed or artificial plants, to creat a natural wild aquarium environments environment for fish.
  • TWO INSTALL METHODS: There are some holes on the suction cup, you can choose the way you like (hole in the middle or beside) to use the scution clip, vertical or horizontal.
  • SAFETY MATERIAL: This feeding tool is made of high quality transparent soft plastic, it has strong adsorption capacity and can be easily adsorbed on the smooth surface like fish tank.Our suction cup clips for fish no part is made of metal making it pet-safe and rust-free. The waterproof clip is advisable to clean the surface for any dirt before attaching it onto any other surface.
  • PACKAGE INCLUDE:You can receive 4 suction cup clips, the diameter of suction cup is 1.57". Please note that to make it work, let the sucker soak in water for a while before using it.If the suction cup is deformed, it can be recovered by soaking in hot water.
  • Manufacture: SLSON
  • Item Weight: 1.58 ounces
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SLSON Final Thoughts

"Will buy again."

There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine. The unit arrived partially charged. I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! It would probably sell like hot cakes. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch.

Overall Score
4.2


(358 Points)

9. 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
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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


(435 Points)

10. 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)
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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


(1821 Points)

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