Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Zoo Med Automatic Fish Feeders

1. Zoo Med BettaMatic Automatic Daily Betta Feeder

User Ratings: 46 14

Zoo Med BF1 First Impressions

"Highly recommend it!"

I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. Took me all of 5 minutes start to finish to get it set up. The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time.

  • Zoo Med BettaMatic Automatic Daily Betta Feeder
  • Uses one AA size battery (battery included).
  • Sample food included
  • Automatically feeds your Betta once daily
  • Kindly refer to the product description for Trouble Shooting Steps.
  • Manufacture: Zoo Med Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 1.6 x 4 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Batteries: 1 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med BF1
  • Quality [star rating='3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.1']

Zoo Med BF1 Final Thoughts

"Fish survived."

The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. Product does NOT come with required AA batteries. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed.

Overall Score
3.7

[star rating="3.7"]
(496 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Zoo Med Automatic Fish Feeders

2. Zoo Med Laboratories Pleco Banquet Block

User Ratings: 78 5

Zoo Med 976532 First Impressions

"I plan to buy it."

I bought this feeder to use on my betta tank for weeks when I go home from college. The slider door lets you set it for as wide or as narrow as you need. I have mine set at the smallest possible opening. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. Only downside was that the hole was too big for red tiny bit fish food. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided.

  • Zoo Med Laboratories Pleco Banquet Block
  • Time-release feeder
  • For suckermouth-type catfish
  • For fresh and saltwater
  • Zoo Med Laboratories leco Banquet Block
  • Time release food block is great as a vacation feeder
  • Provides opportunity for bottom feeders to wear mouthparts naturally
  • Provides opportunity for bottom feeders to wear mouthparts naturally
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med 976532
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

Zoo Med 976532 Final Thoughts

"Best thing I ever bought."

This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. I have a one gallon tank with a betta. The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. This thing must be running on uranium. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(396 Points)

3. Zoo Med Laboratories SZMTA41 Zoo Floating Turtle Feeder

User Ratings: 39 19

Zoo Med 976723 First Impressions

"This thing worked great."

There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right. This fish feeder is really well made!

  • Zoo Med Laboratories SZMTA41 Zoo Floating Turtle Feeder
  • Zoo Floating Turtle Feeder
  • Zoo Meds Floating Turtle Feeder Makes Feeding Time Fun
  • Enjoy watching your turtles forage for food just as they do in nature.
  • Enjoy Watching Your Turtles Forage For Food Just As They Do In Nature
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 9.45 x 12.45 x 3.05 inches; 4.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med 976723
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Zoo Med 976723 Final Thoughts

"I love the device."

It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. I tried his usual food pellets and quickly decided that they would not work at all. It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank.

Overall Score
3.5

[star rating="3.5"]
(64 Points)

4. Fish Tank Feeding Machine WiFi Wireless Remote Intelligent Control Fish Tank Feeding Machine Aquariu...

User Ratings: 63 37

Antilog First Impressions

"Seems to work good."

It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine. I am sure they all would have worked, but I was skeptical about some features. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder.

  • Fish Tank Feeding Machine WiFi Wireless Remote Intelligent Control Fish Tank Feeding Machine Aquarium Feeder
  • Intelligent feeding and feeding protection when power cut.
  • APP and sounding control: Easy to control the feeding machine by hand or remote control.
  • Automatically precise quantitative feeding: Eat less at a time, more meals a day, keep your fish health and energetic.
  • Moisture-proof funnel can keep the baits fresh, suitable for placing various food, such as thin slices, granules or debris.
  • Suitable for daily use: When there is nobody at home, you can set the Departure mode, it will automatically feed the fish according to your requirement.
  • Manufacture: Antilog
  • Product Dimensions: 2.17 x 2.17 x 5.31 inches; 9.88 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Antilog
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.8']

Antilog Final Thoughts

"And that's a good thing!"

They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. It is the quiet feeder I ever have. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. All the time and effort I could have saved.

Overall Score
3.5

[star rating="3.5"]
(3 Points)

5. lychee Aquarium Fish Feeder Vacation Aquarium Automatic Fish Food Dispenser Tank Feeder Timer Auto F...

User Ratings: 50 12

lychee First Impressions

"I plan to buy it."

Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. Another big tip for flake food users. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. That number of rotations shows as tiny number in the left-most lower window. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass.

  • lychee Aquarium Fish Feeder Vacation Aquarium Automatic Fish Food Dispenser Tank Feeder Timer Auto Feeders for Holiday Vacation Fish Dispenser
  • ✅Automatic Fish feeder:This timed fish feeder can feed fish automatically by simply setting. Never need worry the feeding problems when vacation or on business. You can set up the fish food amount, feed times, when to feed the fish, manual or automatic.
  • ✅Up to 2 times Per Day: Adjust the slider to setup the food amount. Up to 2 feeding times per day & 1 rotation per time. Switch to the manual mode if you want. Follow the manual to set modes easily. Flexible and convenient.
  • ✅Food style choose:This item can be only used for the dry food. Very Suitable for pellets, granular, strip and flake fish feeder. Please put this item above the tank higher to avoid the food getting damp. Then fix the tank lid well and only leave a hole. Put some aquatic weed to the hole and let the food drops to this hole, the fish will come to eat the food.
  • ✅Easy to install: Two ways to install the feeder to the tank. 1.Clip on the tank wall by rotating the screw. 2.Affix the feeder with double-side sticker (included) on the fish tank cover. Choose proper way per your needs.
  • ✅Battery operated&Easy Clean: Powered by 2 AA batteries(not included).When you clean the food tank,Just remove it, thoroughly rinse with warm water and clean the drum. Make sure drum is completely dry before adding food.
  • Manufacture: Lychee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The lychee
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

lychee Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend it!"

I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish. I added a small funnel to catch the food and guide it. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(379 Points)

6. NEWCOMDIGI Fish Feeding Ring, Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Black, with Suction Cup Easy to ...

User Ratings: 53

NEWCOMDIGI First Impressions

"Good luck."

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. All the time and effort I could have saved. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. Overall this is a very good feeder. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand.

  • NEWCOMDIGI Fish Feeding Ring, Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Black, with Suction Cup Easy to Install Aquarium, Square and Round Shape 2 Pcs Feeder Station for Guppy, Betta, Goldfish
  • ★ ☀❤【Safe Material 】- carefully selected materials, longer lasting adsorption force Transparent suction cup, Environmentally safe plastics, Non-toxic and odorless, No pollution to water, Not harmful to all aquatic pets.
  • ★ ☀❤【Reasonable design 】 - Suction cup suspension, Rotating device, Floating design, When the water level rises or falls, fotating rod Repositioning with the water level, buoyant sponge is embedded in the bottom, Fish feeding ring Always keep floating above the water.
  • ★ ☀❤【Function 】 - Feed the fish no longer need to turn off the skimmer pump, Put food in the circle, the fish the fish will eat in own plate, fish Don't need to chase food everywhere,Improve feeding efficiency,Reduce fish food waste.
  • ★ ☀❤【Fish Feeding Bowl】- Suitable for all Flaky, granular, various shapes, with Floating fish food,for fish, turtle, gold fish, cichlid, guppies, catfish, betta, aquatic pets such.
  • ★ ☀❤ 【Size】 The Square plate is the bigger one with 4 inch (10 cm) length and the Round plate has 3 inch diameter (7.5 cm), so you can use them according to your Aquarium Size.
  • Manufacture: NEWCOMDIGI
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NEWCOMDIGI
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

NEWCOMDIGI Final Thoughts

"Fish survived."

That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. The slider door does not move on its own during rotations. I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding.

Overall Score
4.4

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

7. (2021 New) AMIR Automatic Fish Feeder, Electric Rechargeable Timer Fish Food Dispenser with USB Char...

User Ratings: 57 11

AMIR First Impressions

"Works GREAT."

Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. This thing must be running on uranium. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder. Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery.

  • (2021 New) AMIR Automatic Fish Feeder, Electric Rechargeable Timer Fish Food Dispenser with USB Charger Cable, for Fish Tank or Aquarium
  • 【TWO POWER SUPPLY MODES】: AMIR Auto Fish Feeder can be power by USB or rechargeable lithium battery and it can be used for 4-6 months after charging on a single charge; Automatic shutdown protection with low power; No need to buy batteries repeatedly from energy wasting.
  • 【EASILY ADD FOODS】: Foods can be added directly to the top of the feeder without taking off the food bucket.The fish food bucket is suitable for storing fish feed such as pellets, sheets or debris.
  • 【CUSTOM FEEDING TIME】: The Rechargeable Timer Fish Feeder allows you to set up automatic feeding four times a day. you can provide one, two or three feedings for your fishes.
  • 【LARGE CAPACITY】: The bucket has a capacity of 200 ml. The fish feeder can store enough food when you go out or working, so that your fishes will not be starved. Hatch style feed door is adjustable, allowing you to decide how much food to feed your fishes each time.
  • 【DIFFERENTS FIXED METHODS】: Fish food dispenser has 2 install methods, one is to fix the feeder on the fish tank with a bracket, another is to fix it by pasting the double-sided adhesive on the fish tank. The feeder can rotate 360 degrees, so you can adjust the position optionally.
  • Manufacture: AMIR
  • Item Weight: 11.3 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AMIR
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

AMIR Final Thoughts

"Seems to work good."

Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right. Another big tip for flake food users. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. This fish feeder is really well made! That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch. It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank.

Overall Score
4.1

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

8. Fischuel Aquarium Feeding Ring Floating Rings Food Feeder Feeding Trough Square with Suction Cup for...

User Ratings: 55 8

Fischuel First Impressions

"I highly recommend."

Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. Filling the container is easy, and the auto timer is amazing. Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. This fish feeder is very configurable and reliable. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable.

  • Fischuel Aquarium Feeding Ring Floating Rings Food Feeder Feeding Trough Square with Suction Cup for Fish Feeder with Blood Worms Meal Worms
  • - No more feeding bully : Set up multiple feeding rings. A bully can’t hog all the feeding rings.
  • - Save your water quality - A feeding ring keeps the food in place while your fish eat their fill, not only preventing waste but reducing the amount of food that is left to rot – that stuff can really mess with your water quality.
  • - Suspension Design : Floating otating rod make sure the feeding ring ALWAYS floating above the water whatever the water level rises or falls. Come with a bloodworm feeding cup for bloodworm’s cleaning, thawing and disinfecting.
  • - Efficient Feeding : They also allow placement at specific locations in the tank by longer lasting strong sucker. If you have a picky eater, he will also quickly learn which ring is his feeding station.
  • - 100% Safe For Fish : Made by 100% non-toxic and odorless materials, No pollution to water, Not harmful to all aquatic pets.
  • Manufacture: Fischuel
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fischuel
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.1']

Fischuel Final Thoughts

"Works GREAT."

On this one you don't have to reset anything when filling. And yes, you can use flake food like I do, just fine. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. I purchased this before a month-long vacation. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. All the time and effort I could have saved.

Overall Score
4.1

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

9. [Upgrade] WiFi Control Automatic Fish Feeder with APP Lychee Aquarium Automatic Fish Feeder, WiFi Co...

User Ratings: 63 12

lychee First Impressions

"Set up a breeze."

I mix Omega One Color and Tetra Color flake foods in a ziplock bag. This thing must be running on uranium. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding. For the gouramis I have flake food, but for the corys I have sinking pellets. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly.

  • [Upgrade] WiFi Control Automatic Fish Feeder with APP Lychee Aquarium Automatic Fish Feeder, WiFi Control Auto Fish Food Dispenser for Home Office (Gold)
  • ✅★2.4 GHz Wifi Control : This Auto Fish feeder easy to use app allows you to feed your fish no matter where you are, easy setup and installation ensure you never miss a feeding due to holiday or busy weekends.
  • ✅★Powerful Timer Functions : Various flexible timer functions can be set by app, it allows you to feed regularly by week or day,accurate timing and quantitative feeding.
  • ✅★Support Voice Command : Find out the mic marker on APP,say to it and it will turn on the adjustable food outlet to feed your fish(support more than 16 languages).And 10 languages manual include in the package.
  • ✅★Feed In Multiple Ways : Our fish food Dispenser support WiFi remote control feeding/manual feeding/auto feeding,you can choose you like.
  • ✅★Package Contents: 1x WiFi fish feeder, 1x fixing clip, 1x Velcro, 1x USB power cable,1x10 languages manual.Two mounting methods (fixing clip and Velcro).
  • Manufacture: Lychee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The lychee
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

lychee Final Thoughts

"Works great now."

I feed small pellet food, about the size of sand. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. On this one you don't have to reset anything when filling. This fish feeder is really well made! The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. Set the hour then minute, then number of rotations at that time.

Overall Score
4.1

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

10. SLSON 4 Pack Fishes Veggie Seaweed Plant Suction Cup Clip Feeding Tool Feed Holder Aquarium Accessor...

User Ratings: 63 7

SLSON First Impressions

"Will buy again."

Only downside was that the hole was too big for red tiny bit fish food. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. Battery indicator on the display lets you know how much battery life remains. I figured too much food was better than too little. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day.

  • SLSON 4 Pack Fishes Veggie Seaweed Plant Suction Cup Clip Feeding Tool Feed Holder Aquarium Accessories for Fish Tank
  • PERFECT FEEDING TOOL: This aquarium fish tank clip can securely hold any seaveggies, algae, dried seaweed sheets, lettuces, and prolongs enjoyable feeding experience for the fish as they feel like not being forced to eat an entire day’s food supply in a short period.
  • GOOD DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES: This seaweed suction cup clip is not only a ideal tool for feeding ,but also a decoration accessories. You can use them to keep the decoration in the fish tank, like Betta bed or artificial plants, to creat a natural wild aquarium environments environment for fish.
  • TWO INSTALL METHODS: There are some holes on the suction cup, you can choose the way you like (hole in the middle or beside) to use the scution clip, vertical or horizontal.
  • SAFETY MATERIAL: This feeding tool is made of high quality transparent soft plastic, it has strong adsorption capacity and can be easily adsorbed on the smooth surface like fish tank.Our suction cup clips for fish no part is made of metal making it pet-safe and rust-free. The waterproof clip is advisable to clean the surface for any dirt before attaching it onto any other surface.
  • PACKAGE INCLUDE:You can receive 4 suction cup clips, the diameter of suction cup is 1.57". Please note that to make it work, let the sucker soak in water for a while before using it.If the suction cup is deformed, it can be recovered by soaking in hot water.
  • Manufacture: SLSON
  • Item Weight: 1.58 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SLSON
  • Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

SLSON Final Thoughts

"Will buy again."

There are a couple ways to mount this feeder. Not sure why they suggest not to do so, but it worked just fine. The unit arrived partially charged. I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! It would probably sell like hot cakes. The size of the tank is too small to recommend. That being said, HOWEVER, as with everything, there are duds in every batch.

Overall Score
4.2

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

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