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. 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. Current USA Aquachef Automatic Aquarium Fish Feeder

Current USA First Impressions

"Very quiet in operation."

I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. The price was good, and I recommend it! I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains.

  • Current USA Aquachef Automatic Aquarium Fish Feeder
  • Manufacture: Current USA
  • Item Weight: 12 Ounces
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Current USA Final Thoughts

"No complain."

I would rather overbuy than underbuy. It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Eheim Automatic Battery Fish Feeding Unit

User Ratings: 72 3

Eheim 3581000 First Impressions

"Nice mounting features."

I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. This certainly worked for my purposes. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine.

  • Eheim Automatic Battery Fish Feeding Unit
  • Manufacture: EHEIM
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 3.4 x 2.7 inches; 11.29 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required.
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Eheim 3581000 Final Thoughts

"I have it set on about 1."

This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. Overall, this product has been great. I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder.

Overall Score
4.5


(1242 Points)

10. Aquarium Fish Feeder Automatic Fish Feeders Auto Fish Food Timer Feeder for Fish Tank

User Ratings: 58 9

LONDAFISH WSQ04-LD/ First Impressions

"Recommend!"

I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town. All the time and effort I could have saved. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time.

  • Aquarium Fish Feeder Automatic Fish Feeders Auto Fish Food Timer Feeder for Fish Tank
  • The fish feeder made of ABS plastic,The capacity : 0.175L,Weight: 0.285KG
  • In order to avoid gear misalignment caused by the feeder does not work,Please do not rotate the storage box manually
  • Feeder suitable for pelleted feed,particle feed,flake feed,small strip of feed
  • Automatic feeding 1 to 4 times daily and please use 2×"AA"1.5V alkaline batteries
  • Automatic fish feeder great fish feeder for everyday use whether you are home or away
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LONDAFISH WSQ04-LD/ Final Thoughts

"Fish survived."

So you don't have to constantly be adding food. I bought this feeder to use on my betta tank for weeks when I go home from college. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. The price was good, and I recommend it! Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder. I added a small funnel to catch the food and guide it. I have a one gallon tank with a betta.

Overall Score
4.0


(127 Points)

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