Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Sera Automatic Fish Feeders

1. Sera Feed A Plus Pet Habitat Sand

User Ratings: 47 14

Sera 8840 First Impressions

"Works really well."

Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. I figured too much food was better than too little. He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day.

  • Sera Feed A Plus Pet Habitat Sand
  • Automatic feeder
  • Up to 6 automatic feedings per day
  • For freshwater and marine aquariums
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 8.07 x 5.12 inches; 14.04 Ounces
  • Batteries: 1 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 8840
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Sera 8840 Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend it!"

The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. This fish feeder is really well made! This fish feeder is really well made! One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. Overall, this product has been great.

Overall Score
3.8


(67 Points)

2. PeSandy Coral Feeder SPS HPS Feeder, Long Acrylic Aquarium Choice Coral Feeder Syringe Tube for Reef...

User Ratings: 76 3

PeSandy First Impressions

"I was gone for 12 days."

Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. I purchased this before a month-long vacation. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it. It took a min to figure out the instructions. I like to keep consistency with the tank. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. I have no complaints and fish are happy.

  • PeSandy Coral Feeder SPS HPS Feeder, Long Acrylic Aquarium Choice Coral Feeder Syringe Tube for Reef/Anemones/Eels/Lionfish and Other Organisms, Liquid Fertilizer Feeder Accurate Dispensing Spot
  • [HIGH-QUALITY DURABLE ACRYLIC ] - Made of quality acrylic and rubber material, safe for fish and corals, easy to clean. Acrylic material, long life, and never easily broken like glass. Easy to clean and to disassemble.
  • [ ACCURATE DISPENSING WITH MEASUREMENTS ] - As a high-brightness acrylic tube body, you can see a clear feeding amount. This will ensure you know exactly how much you are feeding your corals or other fish. SPS HPS coral target feeder to avoid overfeeding.
  • [ FEEDING MADE SIMPLE ] - With PeSandy acrylic coral feeding stick, you can target-feed liquid phytoplankton to corals or other invertebrates and aquatic animals. Very easy to control and allows you to directly feed your sea squirt, filter feeders, and timid fish with ease and comfort.
  • [ MULTI-APPLICATION ] - Used in the marine reef tanks to feed coral directly. PeSandy long acrylic aquarium choice syringe tube can also be used to eradicate debris and excess debris from those hard to reach areas of the aquarium. What's more, it can also be used for liquid fertilizer add in a freshwater plant tank.
  • [ NEW VERSION ] - Enough length for deep aquariums or hard to reach areas. This will ensure your arms and hands don’t get wet when feeding your aquarium life. Soft rubber suction does not harm coral and fish.
  • Manufacture: PHS-Home
  • Item Weight: 0.81 ounces
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PeSandy Final Thoughts

"Very pleased."

The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. 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. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery.

Overall Score
4.6


(573 Points)

3. Wffo 2PCS New Square and Circle Feeding Ring Aquarium Fish Tank Station Floating Food Tary Feeder Sq...

User Ratings: 51 49

Wffo First Impressions

"Here are some pictures."

There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. Programming was not too difficult, but does need careful reading. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. I like to keep consistency with the tank. Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip.

  • Wffo 2PCS New Square and Circle Feeding Ring Aquarium Fish Tank Station Floating Food Tary Feeder Square/Circle (Blue)
  • ❤❤ The fish feeder is 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).
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  • Manufacture: Wffo
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Wffo Final Thoughts

"Nice product, works well."

Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time. I added a small funnel to catch the food and guide it. The first opening was way too small. The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine.

Overall Score
3.0


(2 Points)

4. Juwel Automatic Aquarium Feeder

User Ratings: 54 6

Juwel JU89000NET First Impressions

"Works great now."

This certainly worked for my purposes. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time. I added a small funnel to catch the food and guide it. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working. This does everything but fill itself with food. This certainly worked for my purposes. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful.

  • Juwel Automatic Aquarium Feeder
  • Wipe clean
  • Juwel automatic feeder for all aquariums.
  • Batteries included.
  • Manufacture: Juwel
  • Product Dimensions: 0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Juwel JU89000NET
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Juwel JU89000NET Final Thoughts

"Seems to work good."

It took a min to figure out the instructions. I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. This thing must be running on uranium. That number of rotations shows as tiny number in the left-most lower window. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder.

Overall Score
4.1


(1821 Points)

5. 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)

6. 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
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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)

7. 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
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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)

8. 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)

9. Balacoo Fish Feeding Cup Plant Cup Red Worm Cone Feeding Live Frozen Brine Shrimp Fish Food for Aqua...

User Ratings: 48

Balacoo 31NI5Y04O16F First Impressions

"What a great product!"

I figured too much food was better than too little. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. 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. Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish.

  • Balacoo Fish Feeding Cup Plant Cup Red Worm Cone Feeding Live Frozen Brine Shrimp Fish Food for Aquariums with Hole
  • Throughable to all types of freshwater and saltwater aquarium, small tropical fish feed.
  • Suction cup type feeder can also as aquarium, shrimp cylinder planarizing capture, reduce damage of planaria, leech on the young, shrimp, also features added to the view.
  • Through trousers shaped feeder, extended live insects into the cylinder after the survival time.
  • fish are forced in the competition for food in the process of produce hunger, and competition In the same sense of urgency, so that its body color is better show and enhance the enjoyment of feeding.
  • Manufacture: Balacoo
  • Product Dimensions: 1.38 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches; 0.39 Ounces
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Balacoo 31NI5Y04O16F Final Thoughts

"Fish survived."

You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. Overall this is a very good feeder.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

10. MQ Automatic Fish Feeder, Turtle Fish Food Dispenser Auto Timer with 1Pcs Betta Fish Spawning Leaf H...

User Ratings: 63 4

MQ First Impressions

"Worked great!"

However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base.

  • MQ Automatic Fish Feeder, Turtle Fish Food Dispenser Auto Timer with 1Pcs Betta Fish Spawning Leaf Hammock Smart Programmable Digital LCD Large Capacity for New Year Vacation Aquarium Tank Feeder
  • PACKAGE: 1Pcs 200ml large-capacity auto fish food feeder is powered by 2 AA batteries (not included), 1Pcs double-side sticker(strong adhesive for installation), 1Pcs English manual, 1Pcs betta fish spawning leaf. The automatic fish tank feeder works with most types of fish food, such as flakes, pellets, powders and strips, fit for fish tank and aquarium, and you can even feed most of pet fishes, turtles, newts and frogs.
  • PROGRAMMABLE: The timed fish feeder allows you to set up to 4 times automatic feedings a day, feeding 1-3 cycles each time. And you can program it to feed at any time. So when you on weekends, vacation or holidays, MQ's automatic fish feeder can perfectly feed your goldfish and turtles.
  • TWO METHODS: The auto aquarium feeder has 2 install methods. One is to install the feeder to the tank wall by using the holder. Another is to paste the pedestal with double-side sticker on the tank cover. Automatic fish food dispenser will keep the fish food dry and won't get wet or get stuck.
  • EASY TO USE: Just add the fish food at the top of the auto fish tank feeder, no need to remove the food bucket, so you can add the fish food easily. 360°rotation design of the pedestal of LCD smart digital fish feeder, you can rotate it to the satisfying position after installed.
  • QUALITY GUARANTEE: If you are not completely satisfied with the MQ's auto fish feeder, we will full refund guarantee without any questions, and our friendly customer service team 24 hours are waiting for helping you.
  • Manufacture: MQ
  • Item Weight: 9.9 ounces
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MQ Final Thoughts

"Recommend!"

Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding. Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed.

Overall Score
4.3


(119 Points)

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