Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Penn-Plax Automatic Fish Feeders

1. Penn-Plax Pro Balance 14-Day Vacation Feeding Blocks Fish Shape (Pack of 2)

User Ratings: 61 7

Penn-Plax ABCD First Impressions

"Love this feeder."

Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting. I also find it much easier to program. Its alot more simple than how it reads. I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag.

  • Penn-Plax Pro Balance 14-Day Vacation Feeding Blocks Fish Shape (Pack of 2)
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  • PBV14
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  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6 x 1 inches; 2.24 Ounces
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Penn-Plax ABCD Final Thoughts

"Operation wise, no flaws."

Portion size can be adjusted easily. The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time.

Overall Score
4.1


(370 Points)

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2. Penn-Plax Daily Double II Battery-Operated Automatic Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 49 12

Penn-Plax DDAF2 First Impressions

"Highly recommend it!"

The unit arrived partially charged. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. For the price, I do not regret my purchase. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all.

  • Penn-Plax Daily Double II Battery-Operated Automatic Fish Feeder
  • Daily Double II automatic fish feeder
  • Dispenses flake or pellet food twice a day for up to 4 weeks-unattended
  • Large capacity food drum with adjustable setting
  • Free-standing or clamps onto any tank
  • Battery operated
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 5.24 x 7.24 inches; 13.4 Ounces
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Penn-Plax DDAF2 Final Thoughts

"That did it."

Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. Its alot more simple than how it reads. I figured too much food was better than too little. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder.

Overall Score
3.8


(318 Points)

3. 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)

4. 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)

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5. Penn-Plax Pro Balance Vacation Fish Feeder | Slow Release Food That’s Great for Vacays | 1 Block F...

User Ratings: 65 35

Penn-Plax First Impressions

"Works great now."

This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. 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. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results.

  • Penn-Plax Pro Balance Vacation Fish Feeder | Slow Release Food That’s Great for Vacays | 1 Block Feeds up to 14 Days | 1 Fish Shaped Block (1 Package)
  • GREAT FOR VACAYS: Worried about finding a fish-sitter as you plan for your next 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 14 days, and each package contains 1 Fish Shaped Block.
  • 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 10 to 14 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 2 to 3 weeks 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, Shrimp Meal, Corn Flower, Vitamin B-1, Vitamin B-2, and Vitamin B-6.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 1 inches; 1.6 Ounces
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Penn-Plax Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend."

This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. I have used this every day for a year and love it. The unit arrived partially charged. I have a one gallon tank with a betta. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations.

Overall Score
3.6


(3 Points)

6. 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)

7. Automatic Fish Feeder, Lychee Fish Feeder Fish Food Vacation Feeder Moisture-Proof Electric Timing A...

User Ratings: 34 11

Lycheer First Impressions

"I highly recommend."

Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover. I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. It would probably sell like hot cakes. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. I bought this feeder to use on my betta tank for weeks when I go home from college. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence.

  • Automatic Fish Feeder, Lychee Fish Feeder Fish Food Vacation Feeder Moisture-Proof Electric Timing Automatic Feeder for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • AUTOMATIC FEEDING: The fish feeder has a timer, you can choose the interval feeding time according to the situation, you can set the feeder to automatically feed once every 12 hours or 24 hours, at the same time, you can also feed manually and experience the fun of feeding.
  • TWO DIFFERENT FIXED METHODS: 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.
  • MOISTURE PREVENTS DESIGN:Moisture-resistant hopper keeps fish food dry, won’t get wet or jammed.It accommodates most types of food, including flakes, pellets or crumbles.
  • EASILY ADD FOOD: You can hold the feeder in one hand and the feed container in the other, and rotate the feed container to easily remove it, so that you can add feed and clean the feed container.
  • APPLICABLE SCENES: The fish feeder can be fixed in an open fish tank by using the holder, or can be attached to a closed fish tank with a feeding port by using the double-sided sticker.
  • Manufacture: Lycheer
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.8 x 4.1 inches; 8.47 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required.
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Lycheer Final Thoughts

"Use small pellets."

Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding. The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation. Other than this complicated setting, it's very easy to use. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass.

Overall Score
3.7


(12 Points)

8. Automatic Fish Food Feeder Digital Programmable Feeding Dispenser 4 Timer for Aquarium Tank Pond Hom...

FOOL First Impressions

"Recommend!"

Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. Another big tip for flake food users. There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. This certainly worked for my purposes. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries.

  • Automatic Fish Food Feeder Digital Programmable Feeding Dispenser 4 Timer for Aquarium Tank Pond Home Office Use with LCD Display Mounting Hardware in Green
  • Dispenses fish-Pond food automatically
  • Up to 4 user-programmable feeding daily. 1 to 99 day programmable feeding schedule
  • Adjustable portion sizes. Free-standing or base mountable. Food tank can be disassembled for cleaning
  • 4.25L (1.6kg) big capacity food hopper. Four "C" sized batteries required (not included)
  • Simple operation and installation. A clear easy-to-read digital LCD screen which shows all information at a glance
  • Manufacture: FOOL
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FOOL Final Thoughts

"Great for the price."

This certainly worked for my purposes. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have.

Overall Score
3.0


(1 Points)

9. Aquabasik Wi-Fi Automatic Fish Feeder Fish Tank Food Dispenser Auto Vacation Timer Feeder Compatible...

User Ratings: 49 10

Aquabasik First Impressions

"Highly recommend it!"

You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. That number of rotations shows as tiny number in the left-most lower window. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided.

  • Aquabasik Wi-Fi Automatic Fish Feeder Fish Tank Food Dispenser Auto Vacation Timer Feeder Compatible with Alexa Google Home
  • [Intelligent Smartphone Control with WIFI Connection]: AquaBasik WIFI Automatic Aquarium Feeder, easily using your phone to feed your pets at any time and in any place, no worries about starving pets when you are no at home; Supporting Android & IOS system and compatible with Alexa & google home kit for convenient voice control, free your hands
  • [Customizable Feeding Mode]: Timed feeding & instant feeding by APP; Intelligent memory function for feeder to following the set program even the network disconnecting, up to 30 feeding times per day to firmly protect your fish from starving; Also, you can press 1 button manually for feeding instantly
  • [Easy-operated Container]: Detachable design for convenient food loading; Adjust the size of outlet hole for storing different food and the quantity at each feeding
  • [Easy to Install]: With adjustable clamp, you can easily tighten the plastic screws to fixate the feeder on the aquarium, convenient for assembly and disassembly
  • [Wide Application]: Accommodates most types of food, including flakes, pellets, strips or crumbles; Perfect for different pets, such as fish, turtle, newt and frog, the best choice for your household aquarium; Overall Dimension(LxWxH): 5 1/2" x 2 3/8" x 2 9/16" (14 x 6 x 6.5 cm)
  • Manufacture: Yescom
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 2.6 x 2.4 inches; 10.65 Ounces
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Aquabasik Final Thoughts

"Really good buy."

This certainly worked for my purposes. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. I also find it much easier to program. Online instructions are not much help. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. The price was good, and I recommend it!

Overall Score
4.0


(13 Points)

10. Towashine Clear Glass Shrimp Feeding Tube Food Dish Feeder with 2pcs Suction Cups for Aquarium Fish ...

User Ratings: 60 40

Towashine First Impressions

"Good fish feeder."

It also allow multiple feeding option and times. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine. It took a min to figure out the instructions. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl.

  • Towashine Clear Glass Shrimp Feeding Tube Food Dish Feeder with 2pcs Suction Cups for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • Made of high quality glass, clear enough to perfectly blend in your aquarium or fish tank
  • Total length: 400mm; Bell-mouthing diameter: 1.2"/30mm; Round diameter: 0.8"/20mm
  • Bell-mouthing streamline design, easy for feeding without spilling all over to avoid polluting water
  • With double sucker nail fixation to hold the tube in aquarium, reliable and removable
  • Suitable for shrimp benthic feeding use
  • Manufacture: Towashine
  • Product Dimensions: 15.75 x 0.79 x 1.18 inches; 5.64 Ounces
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Towashine Final Thoughts

"Love this feeder."

I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. All the time and effort I could have saved. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish.

Overall Score
3.4


(2 Points)

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