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. 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)

8. Betta Feeding Ring,Aquarium Fish Feeding Ring Floating Food Feeder with Suction Cup Reduces Wastage ...

User Ratings: 61 6

SLSON First Impressions

"That did it."

Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all. It would probably sell like hot cakes. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. This does everything but fill itself with food. Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation.

  • Betta Feeding Ring,Aquarium Fish Feeding Ring Floating Food Feeder with Suction Cup Reduces Wastage and Maintains Water Quality,Round Shape
  • PERFECT SOLUTION FOR YOUR FEEDING:bullies can't hog all the rings, so everyone gets a chance to eat in peace. It even allows the owner to feed different foods to finicky fish. If one ring is filled with food the fish will dash right over there, leaving the second ring open to drop specialty food in for those picky eaters.
  • KEEP YOUR AQUARIUM CLEAN: the fish feeding rings keep the food in a certain area,it doesn't end up scattered all over, or pulled into the filter, which allows more of it to be eaten. That does wonders to reduce waste and maintain water quality.
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL:this floating feeding ring made of premium rubber and plastic,non-toxic and safe for your fish.Ideal aquarium food feeder for Betta Tetra Guppy Goldfish Clownfish Molly Platy Swordtail Corydoras Cichlids Shark Catfish Glofish Loach Danio Fish.
  • FLOATING FOOD ONLY:suitable for feeding flake foods and other floating foods. Put foods into the circle, it will prevent food from floating around. (no use for sinking food)
  • PACKAGE INCLUDED:1 x Round Shape Ring with Suction Cup.
  • Manufacture: SLSON
  • Item Weight: 0.81 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 2.1 x 0.5 inches
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SLSON Final Thoughts

"Completely unnecessary."

It took a min to figure out the instructions. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder. All the time and effort I could have saved. I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup.

Overall Score
4.2


(526 Points)

9. DollaTek Fish Tank Smart Feeder Aquarium Smart Fish Feeder Automatic Feeder Aquarium Supplies

User Ratings: 50

DollaTek First Impressions

"Overall, a good product."

There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. Overall, this product has been great. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. And yes, you can use flake food like I do, just fine. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. I have no complaints and fish are happy. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape.

  • DollaTek Fish Tank Smart Feeder Aquarium Smart Fish Feeder Automatic Feeder Aquarium Supplies
  • Two ration-adjustable boxes: This automatic fish feeder has two sizes of fish food dispenser boxes (50g and 100g). You can adjust the feed ration each time using the adjustment switch on the fish feed dispenser box.
  • Two automatic feeding modes: This automatic fish feeder has two timer setting modes, 12 hours and 24 hours. There is also a manual feeding option. Pressing manual feeding does not change the automatic feeding mode. There is no need to worry about overfeeding, as the feed rotates once every time.
  • Convenient to use: The automatic fish feeder can feed food even when the customer is absent, so it is safe for travel and business trips, so it is very easy to install and can be easily installed in a water tank with a dedicated unit or fixed It can be installed with a sticker. (The power supply must use two 1.5V AA batteries. Not included)
  • Feed Type: Feed all types of fish, including flakes, pellets, powder and strips. Ideal for home aquariums and aquariums. You can feed most pet fish, turtles, newts and frogs.
  • Manufacture: DollaTek
  • Item Weight: 10.6 ounces
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DollaTek Final Thoughts

"Works really well."

Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all.

Overall Score
3.5


(2 Points)

10. NICREW Automatic Fish Feeder, Moisture-Proof Fish Food Dispenser with Integrated Fan and Ventilation...

User Ratings: 53 13

NICREW N0673A First Impressions

"Overall, a good product."

This certainly worked for my purposes. This does everything but fill itself with food. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. This thing must be running on uranium. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. This thing must be running on uranium.

  • NICREW Automatic Fish Feeder, Moisture-Proof Fish Food Dispenser with Integrated Fan and Ventilation System
  • Up to five automatic feedings per day, feed at any hour of the day or night
  • Equipped with moisture-resistant system, keep fish food fresh
  • Provides snacks via a simple push of the manual button, set desired portions of food with adjustable slider
  • With a capacity of 60 grams, keeps your fish healthy while you’re away
  • Adjustable clamp allows the feeder to mount on almost any style aquarium
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
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NICREW N0673A Final Thoughts

"It still works just fine."

Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip.

Overall Score
3.9


(258 Points)

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