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
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

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

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

2. Luffy Aquarium Clip, 4x2 Inches, Plastic, No Metal Parts, Includes Strong Suction Cup, Holds Veggies...

User Ratings: 65 15

Luffy First Impressions

"It s working out great."

There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. Its alot more simple than how it reads. Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule.

  • Luffy Aquarium Clip, 4x2 Inches, Plastic, No Metal Parts, Includes Strong Suction Cup, Holds Veggies, Algae, Seaweed Sheets, Betta Bed, Feeding Accessories
  • ✔ PERFECT FEEDING TOOL FOR GRAZING FISHES --- Make feeding time also entertaining with Aquarium Clip by SunGrow. This a perfect tool to use for the grazing types of fishes as in their natural habitat, the wild coral reef environments, they usually get through the day by collecting food on surfaces of live rocks and coral heads.
  • ✔ HOLDS SEA VEGGIES & OTHER ACCESSORIES IN PLACE --- This aquarium clip can securely hold any seaveggies, algae, dried seaweed sheets, lettuces. Expect them to go gaga over the clipped piece of veggie once you attach the clip in the tank with the strong suction cup. You can also use this to clip other accessories like Betta bed or artificial plants.
  • ✔ APPLICABLE FOR PLASTIC & GLASS SURFACE --- This aquarium veggie clip includes suction cup with lock to be attached onto glass or plastic surface. The waterproof clip can be positioned at any depth-level of the aquarium, even underwater. Made from 100% plastic, no part is made of metal making it pet-safe and rust-free. This suction cup with lock will neither slide nor create scratches.
  • ✔ MULTI-FUNCTIONAL, EASY TO USE, EASY TO REMOVE –-- Handy and easy to use, you will never look at feeding your fish as a boring chore again. Not just that, it is a functional clip that can be made use in home like attaching reminder notes, decorative painting etc. This works like any other suction cup but is far more stronger and sturdier than conventional suction cups. It is advisable to clean the surface for any dirt before attaching it onto any other surface.
  • ✔STURDY & SAFE –-- Made from durable plastic material with no metal parts, it is 100% pet-safe. It is also safe for fresh and saltwater use. This handy tool with its proven sturdiness, is a perfect feeding companion that can last for a long period of time.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Luffy
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Luffy Final Thoughts

"Refilling is very easy."

I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. I like to keep consistency with the tank. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. This certainly worked for my purposes. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. It also allow multiple feeding option and times.

Overall Score
4.0

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

3. DGZZI Fish Feeder Acrylic Aquarium Fish Tank Adjustable Circle Ring Fish Feeding Floating Food Dish ...

User Ratings: 31 27

DGZZI First Impressions

"Pretty easy to setup."

The unit arrived partially charged. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it. And yes, you can use flake food like I do, just fine. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. The unit arrived partially charged. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features.

  • DGZZI Fish Feeder Acrylic Aquarium Fish Tank Adjustable Circle Ring Fish Feeding Floating Food Dish Food Protection Cover Tray Feeder
  • Put foods into the circle, it will prevent food from floating around.
  • This feeder ring is adjustable and more practical.
  • Suitable for feeding flake foods and other floating foods.
  • Keeping better water quality in the tank.
  • Diameter: 7cm/ 2.75Inch.Height:6.3cm/2.48Inch.Quantity: 1 PC Fish Feeder.
  • Manufacture: DGZZI
  • Item Weight: 0.81 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DGZZI
  • Quality [star rating='2.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

DGZZI Final Thoughts

"I plan to buy it."

There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well. I like to keep consistency with the tank. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results.

Overall Score
3.2

[star rating="3.2"]
(26 Points)

4. ZRDR Fish Feeding Ring, 2 Pack Black Aquarium Floating Food Feeder Circle Small Round and Square wit...

ZRDR First Impressions

"Easy to set up."

Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank. It took a min to figure out the instructions. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it.

  • ZRDR Fish Feeding Ring, 2 Pack Black Aquarium Floating Food Feeder Circle Small Round and Square with Flexible Lever Suitable and Suction Cup, Reduces Fish Feeder Waste and Maintains Water Quality
  • 【Fun & Effective Eating】 - The fish feeding ring keeps the fish's food on the water for longer, so that they can come back for snacks. The fish become like eating, then walk into the rock, and then come out to eat, feeding becomes fun. Feeder Circle Reduce waste!
  • 【Thoughtful Detail Design】- Flexible connecting rod, an automatic suspension of water level changes, small fish feeding ring no need to manually adjust the position. The fish don't have to chase the rotating food caught by the filtered water and cause starvation
  • 【Keep the Aquarium Clean】- Buoyancy foam is ,embedded at the bottom of aquarium feeding ring to increase buoyancy. The fish food is firmly fixed in the feeding ring, will not be scattered everywhere and moldy, and will not be pulled into the filter to block it, making your aquarium clean and healthy
  • 【Safe Environment】- This Floating Food Feeder Circle is made of high-quality rubber and plastic, which is pollution-free and protects the health of the fish. The powerful suction cup is firmly sucked on the wall of the fish tank and will not easily fall off and cause the fish food to scatter
  • 【Floating Food Only】- Suitable for feeding flake foods and other floating foods. Put foods into the Floating Food Square, it will prevent food from floating around. (no use for sinking food)
  • Manufacture: ZRDR
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ZRDR
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

ZRDR Final Thoughts

"Thank you."

The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. The other way you can mount this is with a stick on mount. The first opening was way too small. I have no complaints and fish are happy.

Overall Score
5.0

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

5. TOPBRY Automatic Fish Feeder,【Upgraded Version】 Digital Auto Fish Turtle Feeder for Aquarium and...

User Ratings: 66 5

TOPBRY First Impressions

"Seems to work good."

Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. Suitable for locating anywhere on the tank ledge.

  • TOPBRY Automatic Fish Feeder,【Upgraded Version】 Digital Auto Fish Turtle Feeder for Aquarium and Fish Tank, USB Rechargeable Timer Fish Feeder Fish Food Dispenser
  • 【USB RECHARGING】- Built-in large-capacity lithium battery, according to different settings of feeding, the automatic fish feeder can be used for 3 - 6 months when it is fully charged by usb cable.
  • 【FOUR EXACT FEEDING TIME DESIGN】- You can set up to 4 exact feeding time every day and 1 - 3 rotation every time. According to your different demands, you can set up different exact time at vacation.
  • 【EASILY ADD FOOD AT THE TOP】- Adding the fish food at the top of the fish feeder, not to take down the food bucket, so you can increase or decrease easily the amount of dispensed food. Because of the 360°rotation of the pedestal of digital fish feeder, you can rotate it to the satisfying position after it is installed.
  • 【TWO INTALLED METHODS】- You can choose two methods to install the auto fish feeder. One is to intall it with the pedestal, the other is paste it on the tank cover with the double-side sticker. Make sure the fish feeder is fixed over the water level and not make it fall into the water.
  • 【LARGE CAPACITY AND UNIVERSAL】- 200ml capacity of the digital fish feeder is suitable for various fish foods such as flakes, pellets, powders and strips, and suitable for different pet such as fish, turtle, newt and frog.
  • Manufacture: TOPBRY
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TOPBRY
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

TOPBRY Final Thoughts

"This has been great!"

One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. All the time and effort I could have saved. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time. I have a one gallon tank with a betta.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(331 Points)

6. SunGrow Feeding Ring, 4x4 Inches, Floating Food Square, Easy to Install, Reduces Waste and Maintains...

User Ratings: 60 9

SunGrow 4334826076 First Impressions

"That was quick."

I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. All the time and effort I could have saved. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features.

  • SunGrow Feeding Ring, 4x4 Inches, Floating Food Square, Easy to Install, Reduces Waste and Maintains Water Quality, Suitable for Flakes and Floating Fish Foods, for Goldfish and Other Smaller Fish
  • ✔ ENCOURAGES PICKY EATERS TO EAT MORE --- Some fish are more finicky than others or may be a bit more shy and not want to eat with the other fish. The SunGrow Floating Fish Feeding Ring allows you to feed specialty foods to the pickier fish while sprinkling standard floating fish food to the general population of fish. It won’t take long for your finicky fish to quickly learn that the square fish feeder is where to find their supper.
  • ✔ PREVENTS FISH FROM BEING BULLIES --- A great way to prevent fish in a community tank from being bullies is to use multiple floating feeding rings. Fill one square fish feeder and allow your more aggressive fish to dash over to eat. Once they are occupied, add floating fish food to a second feeding square for the more timid fish. Bullies can’t hog all the rings, so add as many as you feel necessary so all your fish can eat in peace.
  • ✔ REDUCES DEBRIS BY KEEPING FOOD CONTAINED --- By placing your pet fish’s food directly into the feeder square, it inhibits the flakes and pellets from floating into unwanted places such as the filter. A cleaner aquarium filter is far more effective at keeping your tank’s water at a higher quality level and reduces excess debris throughout the tank.
  • ✔ FITS PERFECTLY IN A FISH TANK --- At a convenient size of 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm), the lightweight Square Feeding Ring for small fish from SunGrow is constructed of safe, high quality black plastic. It comes complete with a matching black suction cup to hold it securely in place. You also have the option of allowing the fish feeder to float freely along the surface of your freshwater tank or saltwater aquarium.
  • ✔ SAVES FISH OWNERS’ TIME AND MONEY --- Effective and creative, the Square Feeding Ring for your neon tetra, guppy, and goldfish is fantastic at saving money on excess food, maintaining high-quality water and reducing filter clogging. Placing your flakes into a specified area means that you can control the dispersal of food and more is eaten and less is wasted. Less stray food and filter clogs allows you to spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your pet fish.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow 4334826076
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

SunGrow 4334826076 Final Thoughts

"Set up a breeze."

The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed. I also find it much easier to program. It is the quiet feeder I ever have. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time.

Overall Score
4.1

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

7. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

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

8. Auto Fish Feeder, Moisture-Proof Electric Auto Fish Feeder,Aquarium Tank Timer Feeder Vacation &Week...

User Ratings: 61 5

Torlam AT2 First Impressions

"Recommend!"

All the time and effort I could have saved. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing. The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. I also find it much easier to program. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder.

  • Auto Fish Feeder, Moisture-Proof Electric Auto Fish Feeder,Aquarium Tank Timer Feeder Vacation &Weekend Fish Food Dispenser
  • USB Recharging: Built-in large-capacity lithium battery, according to different settings of feeding, the automatic fish feeder can be used for 3 - 6 months when it is fully charged by usb cable.
  • Programmable: The torlam’s 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 have it deliver either a single or double or triple feeding. 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.
  • Easily Add Food: Adding the fish food at the top of the fish feeder, not to take down the food bucket, so you can increase or decrease easily the amount of dispensed food. Because of the 360°rotation of the pedestal of digital fish feeder, you can rotate it to the satisfying position after it is installed.
  • Large Food Capacity: With a capacity of 200ml, its large size holds enough food to keep your fish fat while you’re away. Hatch style feed door is completely adjustable, allowing you to decide how much food is dispensed at each meal.
  • Manufacture: Torlam
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Torlam AT2
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Torlam AT2 Final Thoughts

"Very pleased."

Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding. You don't have as much control over applications as if you feed by hand. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. Online instructions are not much help. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(90 Points)

9. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ailinda
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

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

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

10. IntelliFeed Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 48 17

IntelliFeed Aquarium Fish Feeder IntelliFeed First Impressions

"Think outside the box."

My son loves this automatic fish feeder. This does everything but fill itself with food. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine. Only downside was that the hole was too big for red tiny bit fish food. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment.

  • IntelliFeed Fish Feeder
  • Designed to keep moisture out for trouble free operation
  • Automatic and digitally controlled
  • Preprogrammed for 2 feedings per day with up to 12 feedings daily
  • Manufacture: Lifegard Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 3 x 4 inches; 10.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The IntelliFeed Aquarium Fish Feeder IntelliFeed
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.8']

IntelliFeed Aquarium Fish Feeder IntelliFeed Final Thoughts

"Ease of use, five stars."

That number of rotations shows as tiny number in the left-most lower window. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable.

Overall Score
3.6

[star rating="3.6"]
(95 Points)

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