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)
  • Penn-Plax
  • PBV14
  • Pet Tools
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6 x 1 inches; 2.24 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax ABCD
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

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

[star rating="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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax DDAF2
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

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

[star rating="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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

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

[star rating="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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

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

[star rating="4.1"]
(5 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Penn-Plax Automatic Fish Feeders

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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

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

[star rating="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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax DDAF4
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="4"]
(2 Points)

7. LONDAFISH Aquarium Wi-Fi Fish Feeder Automatic Fish Feeders Auto Fish Food Timer Feeder for Fish Tan...

User Ratings: 55 20

LONDAFISH First Impressions

"Great feeder!"

I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains.

  • LONDAFISH Aquarium Wi-Fi Fish Feeder Automatic Fish Feeders Auto Fish Food Timer Feeder for Fish Tank
  • Simple operation and installation:Lmanual and automatic and adjustable discharge port and 360 degrees rotation
  • Multiple sets of multiple flexible timing functions,can be automatically fed many times by week and date.
  • WIFI and VOICE CONTROL:You can download app on your phone and remotely control the feeder. Also, it comes with voice control, so that you can easily control the feeder by giving an voice order.
  • Intelligent servo system:It can be continue to work according to the feeding time that set during networking after disconnecting the network
  • Power outage feeding protection:The fish tank filter stops working during a long power outage.If put in the food at this time,it will increase the amount of nitrite in the water,Increase the oxygen consumption of water and accelerate the metabolic failure of fish
  • - Color: Black
  • - Material: plastic
  • - Size: 6 x 6.5 x 14cm
  • Manufacture: LONDAFISH
  • Product Dimensions: 2.36 x 2.56 x 5.51 inches; 9.88 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LONDAFISH
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

LONDAFISH Final Thoughts

"Seems to work good."

So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. 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. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. This fish feeder is really well made! Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(186 Points)

8. Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory

User Ratings: 81 2

Two Little Fishies 481573 First Impressions

"This worked very well."

This thing must be running on uranium. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. The unit arrived partially charged. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. Its alot more simple than how it reads. The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. For the gouramis I have flake food, but for the corys I have sinking pellets.

  • Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory
  • Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory
  • As An Added Feature The Veggiemag Floats
  • Patent pending design by Julian Sprung.
  • Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory
  • As An Added Feature The Veggiemag Floats Patent Pending Design By Julian Sprung Patent Pending Design By Julian Sprung
  • Two Little Fishies Veggiemag Seaveggie Clip Accessory
  • As an added feature the VeggieMag floats
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Two Little Fishies 481573
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Two Little Fishies 481573 Final Thoughts

"A VERY good value."

The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(993 Points)

9. Tetra 77151 5 Day Gel Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 70 6

TETRA (DALEVILLE) Tetra 77151 5 Day Gel Fish Feeder First Impressions

"Hope this review helped."

It took a min to figure out the instructions. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. I couldn't hear it was running still I saw fish foods in the tank. It took a min to figure out the instructions.

  • Tetra 77151 5 Day Gel Fish Feeder
  • Quantity: 2 packs for up to 10 days of feeding.
  • Tetra Weekend Tropical Slow Release Gel Feeder Blocks feed up to five days per pack.
  • Provides real nutrition to fish when they need it
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.7 x 0.4 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TETRA (DALEVILLE) Tetra 77151 5 Day Gel Fish Feeder
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

TETRA (DALEVILLE) Tetra 77151 5 Day Gel Fish Feeder Final Thoughts

"Ease of use, five stars."

The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. I purchased this before a month-long vacation. The first opening was way too small. I have no complaints and fish are happy. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. It took a min to figure out the instructions.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(97 Points)

10. Simple Deluxe PTFISHFEED200 Automatic Fish Feeder Intelligent Programmable Auto Feed Timer Moisture-...

User Ratings: 47

Simple Deluxe Automatic Fish Feeder Intelligent First Impressions

"Good fish feeder."

Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. This fish feeder is really well made! Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. I even watched them being fed on the home video cameras while I was away.

  • Simple Deluxe PTFISHFEED200 Automatic Fish Feeder Intelligent Programmable Auto Feed Timer Moisture-Proof Fish Food Dispenser for Turtle Pond Aquarium, Fish Tank, Green&Black
  • Programmable timer allows you to set up to four automatic feedings per day. You can program it to feed at any hour of the day or night and set up delivery either a single or double or triple feeding. You can also feed manually experience the fun of feeding
  • Easily add food: Adding the fish food at the top of the fish feeder, no need taking down the food bucket, so you can increase or decrease the amount of dispensed fish food easily. 360° rotation pedestal can rotate it to your satisfying position
  • Two different fixed methods: The feeder has two 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 let it get wet or jammed. It accommodates most types of food, including flakes, pellets or crumbles. With a big capacity of 200ml make up your any need
  • Low consumption: Powered by 2*AA batteries (not included). According to the different feedings set, the fish feeder can be used for 3-6 months. Compares to a traditional plug-in option, battery-operated is safer for your house when you are out.
  • Manufacture: Simple Deluxe
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Simple Deluxe Automatic Fish Feeder Intelligent
  • Quality [star rating='2.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.4']

Simple Deluxe Automatic Fish Feeder Intelligent Final Thoughts

"Shame as a great idea."

I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. I am very happy to own this feeder. The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well. I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. I am very happy to own this feeder. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule.

Overall Score
3.4

[star rating="3.4"]
(2 Points)

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