Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Tetra Automatic Fish Feeders

1. Tetra 77151 TetraWeekend Tropical Slow-Release 5-Day Feeder, 4 Count

User Ratings: 68 7

Tetra First Impressions

"Product works great."

The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. That number of rotations shows as tiny number in the left-most lower window. Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover. Programming was not too difficult, but does need careful reading. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. 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.

  • Tetra 77151 TetraWeekend Tropical Slow-Release 5-Day Feeder, 4 Count
  • TetraWeekend Tropical Slow-Release Feeder, 4-Pack.
  • Feeds up to 5 days per block.
  • Plaster-free gel formula.
  • Does not cloud water.
  • ProCare nutrition for tropical fish.
  • Manufacture: Tetra Second Nature
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches; 2.4 Ounces
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Tetra Final Thoughts

"Product works."

I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. I am very happy to own this feeder. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish.

Overall Score
4.2


(234 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Tetra Automatic Fish Feeders

2. Tetra Connect Curved Aquarium Kit 28 Gallon

User Ratings: 43 21

Tetra AQ-78247 First Impressions

"The motor is very quiet."

Another big tip for flake food users. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all. It took a min to figure out the instructions. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. You don't have as much control over applications as if you feed by hand. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working.

  • Tetra Connect Curved Aquarium Kit 28 Gallon
  • CONNECTED AQUARIUM FEEDER: Dispenses food automatically to your fish, pet amphibians and pet turtles.
  • SIMPLE TO USE: Mounts to your aquarium to feed fish while you’re away.
  • WORKS WITH FLAKES OR CRISPS: 96 mL food chamber is designed to help prevent clogging – protects food from UV light and moisture.
  • PRECISE DOSING: Feeds the right amount of food every time – the Tetra My Aquarium app offers customized dosing recommendations.
  • Manufacture: Spectrum Brands
  • Product Dimensions: 3.38 x 4 x 6.38 inches; 1.06 Pounds
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Tetra AQ-78247 Final Thoughts

"Overall, a good product."

Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. Online instructions are not much help. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation.

Overall Score
3.5


(35 Points)

3. (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

"So far so good!"

Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered. It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now.

  • (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
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API (2 Pack) API 3-Day Pyramid Automatic Fis Final Thoughts

"Works great."

There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape. Also don't leave the USB port connected to a charger all the time. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. 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. I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food.

Overall Score
4.0


(9 Points)

4. Auto Fish Feeder Aquarium Tank Programmable Food Dispenser w/Timer, Large Capacity Feed Bucket, Mois...

BEYST First Impressions

"I was a happy camper!"

This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. All the time and effort I could have saved. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. This thing must be running on uranium. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover.

  • Auto Fish Feeder Aquarium Tank Programmable Food Dispenser w/Timer, Large Capacity Feed Bucket, Moisture Prevents Design Hands Free & Silent Electric Fish Feeder for Holiday Vacation
  • Large capacity- About 100 g large-capacity feed bucket, Great for many kinds of fish foods, such as flake feed, pellet feed, powder and strip of feed.
  • 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.
  • Silent- The operating noise of the feeder is below 35db.It is difficult to hear its operating noise on a quiet night.
  • Durable Material- Made of plastic material, durable and not easy to break. Suitable for a variety of fish feed such as granules, flakes, powders.
  • Application- For you are busy at work, on holiday, business or on trip.
  • Manufacture: BEYST
  • Item Weight: 0.352 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.94 x 3.15 inches
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BEYST Final Thoughts

"Love this feeder."

Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. I bought this feeder to use on my betta tank for weeks when I go home from college. Programming was not too difficult, but does need careful reading. I also find it much easier to program. This thing must be running on uranium. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. I figured too much food was better than too little.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

5. SunGrow Feeding Ring Set for Aquarium, One Square and One Round Floating Plate, Fish Food Stays Insi...

User Ratings: 58 7

SunGrow First Impressions

"No more moisture!"

He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. The cup is removable and there is a large door on the side as well. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all.

  • SunGrow Feeding Ring Set for Aquarium, One Square and One Round Floating Plate, Fish Food Stays Inside Frame, Easy Feeding, Lower Food Waste, Helps Keep Large Betta Tank Clean, Includes 2 Suction Cups
  • ✔ REDUCES FOOD WASTE AND AVOIDS BULLYING --- Using the SunGrow Fish Feeding Rings is an easy and efficient way to reduce food waste and discourage bullying amongst your fish. Keeping your food in a certain area restricts extra flakes and pellets from scattering about and getting pulled into the water filter. Giving your fish separate feeding spots, bully fish can't hog all the rings and your timid fish can eat in peace.
  • ✔ KEEPS FISH TANKS CLEANER FOR LONGER --- Instead of sprinkling the fish food all across the top of your aquarium, the floating feeder gives food a specific area of its own. By placing food directly into the SunGrow Feeding Rings, there is less loose food roaming around the tank. Fewer pieces of wayward food means a cleaner tank and less maintenance.
  • ✔ DURABLE, ECO FRIENDLY MATERIALS --- All of the materials used in crafting the set of 2 Fish Food Feeders are environmentally friendly and innocuous to your aquatic pets. The black PVC plastic frames and included suction cups are long lasting, durable and odorless. These materials are suitable for both freshwater and saltwater habitats. The Square plate is the bigger one with 4 inch (10 cm) length and the Round plate has 2 inch diameter (5.5 cm), so you can use them according to your need.
  • ✔ PERFECT FOR ALL FLOATING FISH FOOD --- The pair of SunGrow Feeding Rings are specially designed for floating food only, as sinking food will not stay within the frames for very long. All sorts of floating foods can be put into the floating feeders where it will remain until your fish are ready to eat. Flakes, granulars, pellets and leaves are just a few of the many suitable fish foods.
  • ✔ GREAT FOR MANY SPECIES OF AQUATIC PETS --- Goldfish, guppies, catfish, tetras, mollies and danios are just a few of the many fish that will eat from the convenient fish food feeders. In particular, territorial fish such as bettas and cichlids benefit from having their own area to feed from. Other aquatic pets like water turtles, shrimp, crayfish and African dwarf frogs can also use the floating feeder rings.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Here are some pictures."

I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape. It also allow multiple feeding option and times. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening.

Overall Score
4.1


(36 Points)

6. MMLUCK Adjustable Automatic Fish Food Feeders Timed Auto Fish Feeding Device Aquarium Fish Tank Pond...

MMLUCK First Impressions

"Fish survived."

Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time. I have used this every day for a year and love it. Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. They even include two alkaline AA batteries in the box.

  • MMLUCK Adjustable Automatic Fish Food Feeders Timed Auto Fish Feeding Device Aquarium Fish Tank Pond Food Dispenser
  • NTELLIGENT TIMING: When you work, shop or travel, this product can help you feed your favorite fish in the aquarium. Feeding time can be set to once or twice a day, depending on your pet fish's eating habits.
  • LARGE CAPACITY: The timing feeder has a large space for storing fish food, which is suitable for any type of fish food. One fill can feed the fish for a long time, so that your fish can also eat when you are away from home for a long time.
  • GOOD SEALING:The place where fish food is stored is made of high density plastic, which has good sealing performance. If the fish feeder is placed on the fish tank for a long time, the fish food in the fish tank will not be affected by moisture, and it can still be put into the fish tank to feed the fish.
  • LONG WORKING TIME:The fish feeder does not need wires and sockets for power supply. It only needs two batteries to work for a long time. It's very safe for a house where no one lives.
  • SIMPLE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION: The design of timing fish feeder is simple and practical, with clear switch and rotating screw to control food flow, which is very easy for everyone to operate. The timing fish feeder can be installed on all types of fish tanks and has a wide range of applications.
  • Manufacture: MMLUCK
  • Item Weight: 7.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 2.95 x 3.74 inches
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MMLUCK Final Thoughts

"Good price too."

I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries. I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town. I am very happy to own this feeder. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations. I purchased this before a month-long vacation.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. (3 Pack) API 14-Day Pyramid Fish Feeders

User Ratings: 64 7

Aquarium Pharmaceuticals api First Impressions

"Buy another product."

I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. I couldn't hear it was running still I saw fish foods in the tank. I have a one gallon tank with a betta. I decided to use it as the everyday feeder, and not just when I'm out of town. This fish feeder is really well made! The slider door does not move on its own during rotations. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch.

  • (3 Pack) API 14-Day Pyramid Fish Feeders
  • 3 Pack of API 14-Day Pyramid Fish Feeders
  • Long lasting feeding block
  • One pyramid will feed 5 to 10 average-sized aquarium fish in a 10 U.S. gallon tank for up to 14 days
  • Feeder automatically feeds your fresh or saltwater fish when you're on vacation
  • Featuring a secret chamber containing spirulina algae which opens up midway through the feeding cycle
  • Manufacture: Mars Fishcare North America
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 1 x 5 inches; 1.28 Ounces
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Aquarium Pharmaceuticals api Final Thoughts

"Very handy gadget!"

This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. The first opening was way too small. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation.

Overall Score
4.2


(267 Points)

8. Feeder Tube and Plate for Shrimp Fish, Length Adjustable, Easy Use and Clean

User Ratings: 56 6

Marine Color MC19790289 First Impressions

"It s working out great."

The first opening was way too small. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. The price was good, and I recommend it! Otherwise you can hang this pretty much anywhere if your tank doesn't have a cover. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right. Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip.

  • Feeder Tube and Plate for Shrimp Fish, Length Adjustable, Easy Use and Clean
  • fish
  • feeder
  • shrimp
  • plate
  • adjustable
  • Manufacture: marine color
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Marine Color MC19790289 Final Thoughts

"Worked great!"

It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. Consistent food size is the key to more consistent results. I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. The first opening was way too small.

Overall Score
4.2


(88 Points)

9. Nutrafin Nutramatic 2X Fish Food Feeder

User Ratings: 42 16

Nutrafin 10780 First Impressions

"I was gone for 12 days."

I have not, however, tested it with pelleted food. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. The feeder is also sleek and has a small footprint. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. Other than this complicated setting, it's very easy to use.

  • Nutrafin Nutramatic 2X Fish Food Feeder
  • Automatic feeder providing 2 feedings daily
  • Controllable food quantity setting
  • Dispenses flakes or pellets; Feeds every 12 hours
  • Includes 12 grams Nutrafin Max Fish Food
  • Ideal for vacations and busy schedules
  • Manufacture: Nutrafin
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 3.5 x 6 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nutrafin 10780
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Nutrafin 10780 Final Thoughts

"So they just work."

He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. I also find it much easier to program. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in.

Overall Score
3.7


(111 Points)

10. Shyfish Mini Automatic Fish Feeder Auto Fish Feeder Smart Timer Small Fish Feeder Fish Food Dispense...

User Ratings: 60

Shyfish First Impressions

"Easy to install and use."

However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. This certainly worked for my purposes. I look forward to my next vacation with asking someone to feed my fish. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. I like to keep consistency with the tank. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable.

  • Shyfish Mini Automatic Fish Feeder Auto Fish Feeder Smart Timer Small Fish Feeder Fish Food Dispenser for Aquarium and Fish Tank
  • Precisely control the fish food , suitable for feeding small ornamental fish and juvenile fish,Suitable for desktop fish tank
  • Easy to use:Simple button + LED indicator,Feeding can be set at 5 intervals, 5 different portions
  • Prevent fish food from getting stuck, automatic adjustment
  • Long standby, automatic warning:Three AAA batteries can be used for three months, and the LED indicator will alarm when the battery is low
  • The minimalist design concept is perfectly integrated into the modern home environment.Almost silent at work,let you sleep at ease.
  • Manufacture: Shyfish
  • Product Dimensions: 4.33 x 2.95 x 2.2 inches; 6.74 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Shyfish
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Shyfish Final Thoughts

"No more moisture!"

Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. Other than this complicated setting, it's very easy to use. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. Portion size can be adjusted easily. 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.

Overall Score
4.3


(15 Points)

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