Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Saim Automatic Fish Feeders

1. Saim Battery-Operated Automatic Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 38 13

Saim B0000000236 First Impressions

"I was gone for 12 days."

The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. For the price, I do not regret my purchase. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right. Online instructions are not much help. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day.

  • Saim Battery-Operated Automatic Fish Feeder
  • Daily-Twice 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: Saim
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 3 inches; 5.6 Ounces
  • Batteries: 1 AA batteries required.
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Saim B0000000236 Final Thoughts

"Works as advertised."

That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch. I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time. Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. Portion size can be adjusted easily.

Overall Score
3.6


(61 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Saim Automatic Fish Feeders

2. Saim Auto Feeder Fish, Automatic Fish Feede Battery-Operated Aquarium Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 44 17

Saim B0000010730-M First Impressions

"Think outside the box."

The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. The unit arrived partially charged. The size of the tank is too small to recommend.

  • 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

"No complain."

The feeder is also sleek and has a small footprint. The first opening was way too small. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. Other than this complicated setting, it's very easy to use. This certainly worked for my purposes.

Overall Score
3.5


(43 Points)

3. 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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Saim B0000010730-M
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

4. Ailindany Aquarium Glass Feeding Cone Cup Plant Cup Brine Shrimp Live Red Worm Fish Feeder for Aquar...

User Ratings: 64 18

Ailinda First Impressions

"Very easy to use."

I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. The unit arrived partially charged.

  • Ailindany Aquarium Glass Feeding Cone Cup Plant Cup Brine Shrimp Live Red Worm Fish Feeder for Aquariums with Suction
  • Glass feeder cup is made of high quality material, which is durable and lasting for use. It can be used repeatedly and durable for long time use.
  • With a powerful sucker in the cup wall, removable and not easy to fall off.
  • Keeps aquarium cleaner food doesn't spread around so easily. Suitable for feeding: red worms, brine shrimp, blood worm and red nematode.
  • 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. Provide good feeding environment for fish in the tank.
  • Applicable to all types of freshwater and saltwater aquarium, convenient to use. Please pay attention to the size, and make sure it fits before order.
  • Manufacture: Ailinda
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Ailinda Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I have used this every day for a year and love it. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it.

Overall Score
4.1


(7 Points)

5. (2 Pack) Api 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fish Feeder (4 Ct. Per Pack)

User Ratings: 58 11

API (2 Pack) API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fis First Impressions

"Nice mounting features."

That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. It took a min to figure out the instructions. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder. It would probably sell like hot cakes. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine.

  • (2 Pack) Api 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fish Feeder (4 Ct. Per Pack)
  • Manufacture: API
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3 inches; 2.08 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API (2 Pack) API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fis
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API (2 Pack) API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fis Final Thoughts

"Love this feeder."

I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. This thing must be running on uranium. It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone.

Overall Score
4.0


(9 Points)

6. Neptune Systems AFS Automatic Feeding System

User Ratings: 50 10

Neptune Systems NPAFS First Impressions

"Completely unnecessary."

Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. The feeder is also sleek and has a small footprint. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries.

  • Neptune Systems AFS Automatic Feeding System
  • The automatic feeding system allows feeding fish safely and consistently while at home or away
  • A safe dry system keeps fish food from clumping or caking
  • The feeding system is designed for pellet or flake food
  • Manufacture: Neptune Systems
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 5 inches; 1.25 Pounds
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Neptune Systems NPAFS Final Thoughts

"Think outside the box."

The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. Online instructions are not much help. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. I like to keep consistency with the tank. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food.

Overall Score
3.9


(57 Points)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. Vacation Feeder - Crab Shape - 7-Day - 1 pk

User Ratings: 57

ProBalance First Impressions

"Pretty easy to setup."

Online instructions are not much help. The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. It is the quiet feeder I ever have. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me.

  • Vacation Feeder - Crab Shape - 7-Day - 1 pk
  • Crude protein (min) 2.2%, crude fat (min) 0.32%, crude fiber (max) 2.8%. moisture (max) 9%, calcium (min) 26% (max) 30%, salt (max) 1.6%.
  • Each block is 2" x 2" x 0.25" thick.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 1 inches; 0.8 Ounces
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ProBalance Final Thoughts

"What a great product!"

This fish feeder is really well made! It also allow multiple feeding option and times. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. This certainly worked for my purposes. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all.

Overall Score
4.2


(3 Points)

10. Vobor Automatic Machine Feeding Fish Fish Food Dispenser Fish Feeder - Automatic Fish Feeder Digital...

User Ratings: 42 30

Vobor First Impressions

"Product works great."

Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover. I have used this every day for a year and love it. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. The unit arrived partially charged. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder.

  • Vobor Automatic Machine Feeding Fish Fish Food Dispenser Fish Feeder - Automatic Fish Feeder Digital LCD Electronic Fish Feeder Dispenser Timer Automatic Aquarium Tank Food Feeding Machine
  • Automatically Feeding-Feeding fish automatically(for flake, pellet and tablet food) when you are away from home.
  • Adjustable switch-It is convenient for you to adjust the food outlet according to the fish needs, you may increase or decrease the amount of food dispensed per rotation.
  • Large capacity-The feeder comes with large capacity, you can set the timer(24 hour) by yourself.
  • Easy to use-Manual and automatic control, simple operation. Safe and convenient, mini shape, space-saving for your aquarium.
  • Easy installation-The dispenser can be mounted in two ways according to the shape of your aquarium.
  • Item Weight: 7.9 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Vobor
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Vobor Final Thoughts

"And that's a good thing!"

Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder.

Overall Score
3.2


(4 Points)

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