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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  • 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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Penn-Plax Automatic Fish Feeders

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. WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Glass Cone Feeder Red Worm Fish Tank Plant Shrimp Feeder Fish Feeding Cup

User Ratings: 53 22

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"Easy to configure."

This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. It is the quiet feeder I ever have. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders.

  • WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Glass Cone Feeder Red Worm Fish Tank Plant Shrimp Feeder Fish Feeding Cup
  • High quality material: Glass feeder cup is made of high quality glass, which is durable and lasting for use. It can be used repeatedly and durable for long time use.
  • Protect live food: Live food funnel floating for worm blood feeder and solve eating trouble of small food in the tank for fish. Prevent live food spread to go to throughout in aquarium tank.
  • Easy to install: Transparent design is better to know how much food left and whether it traps or not. It is easy to install the fish feeder by the suction cups. It can be used in fish tank and aquarium, convenient to use.
  • Keeps aquarium cleaner: Keeps aquarium cleaner food doesn't spread around so easily. Suitable for feeding: red worms, brine shrimp, blood worm and red nematode.
  • Attract fish’s attention: Your fish will figure it out after they are used to the feeder, and will occasionally swim up to assemble there. It will be a part of their attraction of these curious fishes.
  • Manufacture: WEAVERBIRD
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WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"For us it was perfect!"

The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well. The other way you can mount this is with a stick on mount. This fish feeder is really well made! That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. I have used this every day for a year and love it. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. Its alot more simple than how it reads.

Overall Score
3.9


(9 Points)

8. 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)

9. Automatic Electrical Plastic Fish Feeder,Digital Food Feeder Time Setting Feeder for Fish Tank Plast...

sococo First Impressions

"Great feeder!"

So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. For the price, I do not regret my purchase. The other way you can mount this is with a stick on mount. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better.

  • Automatic Electrical Plastic Fish Feeder,Digital Food Feeder Time Setting Feeder for Fish Tank Plastic Home Food Feeding Hot
  • 【Automatic Feeder】Our automatic feeder can help you feed your fish in aquarium tank when you are going out for work or traveling, practical to use.
  • 【Asjustable Food Container Box】The capacity of feeding food could be adjusted by setting the switch on the food container box.
  • 【Premium Plastic Material】Made of high-quality plastic material, eco-friendly, sturdy and durable.
  • 【Easy to Install】Very easy to install, one way is that you need to fix it with slot on the aquarium tank in a suitable place, and then rotate the screw knob tightly, the other way is to stick the feeder on the tank with included adhesive tape, but make sure the outlet of.
  • 【Battery Opperated】It is operated by 2pcs AAA batteries(not included), low power consumption, and the batteries could be replaced by yourself, very convenient.
  • Manufacture: Sococo
  • Part Number: Sococokemoq0b5y1
  • Material: Material
  • Item Weight: 7.7 ounces
  • Power Source: PowerSource
  • Batteries Required?: No
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sococo Final Thoughts

"Seems to work good."

The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it. Other than this complicated setting, it's very easy to use. Another big tip for flake food users. I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. The first opening was way too small.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. Tetra Connect Curved Aquarium Kit 28 Gallon

User Ratings: 43 21

Tetra AQ-78247 First Impressions

"The motor is very quiet."

Another big tip for flake food users. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all. It took a min to figure out the instructions. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. You don't have as much control over applications as if you feed by hand. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working.

  • Tetra Connect Curved Aquarium Kit 28 Gallon
  • CONNECTED AQUARIUM FEEDER: Dispenses food automatically to your fish, pet amphibians and pet turtles.
  • SIMPLE TO USE: Mounts to your aquarium to feed fish while you’re away.
  • WORKS WITH FLAKES OR CRISPS: 96 mL food chamber is designed to help prevent clogging – protects food from UV light and moisture.
  • PRECISE DOSING: Feeds the right amount of food every time – the Tetra My Aquarium app offers customized dosing recommendations.
  • Manufacture: Spectrum Brands
  • Product Dimensions: 3.38 x 4 x 6.38 inches; 1.06 Pounds
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Tetra AQ-78247 Final Thoughts

"Overall, a good product."

Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. Online instructions are not much help. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation.

Overall Score
3.5


(35 Points)

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