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)
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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


(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
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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


(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
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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


(64 Points)

4. 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)

5. MOOBONA Automatic Fish Feeder, Moisture-Proof Electric Auto Fish Food Feeder Timer Dispenser for Sma...

User Ratings: 46 11

MOOBONA First Impressions

"Works GREAT."

This does everything but fill itself with food. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. Once I got the opening where I wanted it, things have gone great. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day.

  • MOOBONA Automatic Fish Feeder, Moisture-Proof Electric Auto Fish Food Feeder Timer Dispenser for Small Fish Turtle Tank or Aquarium, Auto Feeding on Vacation or Holidays
  • Large Capacity & moistureproof – the volume of the bucket reaches to 6.7ounce/200m and is suitable for a variety type of fish food such as pellets, granules, flakes and strips and keep the food dry, will not get wet or jammed.
  • Long work time -- powered by two AA batteries (Included) and can be used for months, no worry about feeding the fish in the aquarium or fish tank on weekends or holidays when you’re away.
  • Instant Feeding Button -- instant feeding is able to be achieved by pressing a “Manual” button to experience the fun of instant feeding, feed your fish at any time.
  • Customized Feeding Schedule – 4 feedings time period setting with 3 levels bucket rotation circle for each feeding time to control the feeding amount or set fixed feeding time that rotates the bucket once for each 8 or 12 hours by long press “▲” or “▼” button for 5 seconds.
  • Two Fixing Methods -- Fix it on the fish tank glass wall by 360° adjustable clamp base suitable for 0-33mm/1.3inch wide tank wall or fix it on the flat surface of tank by using double-side sticker.
  • Customized Feeding Schedule - up to 4 times feed period setup and 3 levels portion control for each time by choose the rotating circles of the feeder bucket.
  • Auto Setting Button - Long press up or down button(Triangle Icon) for 5 seconds, it will automatically set the feeding time of each 8 hours or 12 hours to rotate the feeder bucket once to feed the fish.
  • Instant Feeding Button - Instant feeding can be done by just pressing the “Manual” button, feed your fish at any time with one press button.
  • Manufacture: MOOBONA
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
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MOOBONA Final Thoughts

"This is all automatic."

The price was good, and I recommend it! It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful.

Overall Score
3.8


(61 Points)

6. DGZZI Aquarium Cone Feeder 4PCS White Fish Tank Red Worm Feeding Cone Cups with Suckers

DGZZI First Impressions

"Easy to configure."

The price was good, and I recommend it! It would probably sell like hot cakes. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it. You don't have as much control over applications as if you feed by hand. The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. I couldn't hear it was running still I saw fish foods in the tank. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think.

  • DGZZI Aquarium Cone Feeder 4PCS White Fish Tank Red Worm Feeding Cone Cups with Suckers
  • The floating fresh food funnel solves the trouble of eating small food in the fish tank. Prevent live food from spreading throughout the aquarium.
  • Made of high-quality plastic, durable, reusable and long service life.
  • The transparent design provides a better understanding of the remaining food and whether it remains.
  • Easy to install the fish feeder through the suction cup. Can be used in fish tanks and aquariums.
  • Suitable for food delivery of red worms, brine shrimp, blood worms and red nematodes.
  • Manufacture: DGZZI
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DGZZI Final Thoughts

"Freaking amazing y'all!"

There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. This does everything but fill itself with food. Other than this complicated setting, it's very easy to use. It runs off batteries so it lasts the full two weeks they are gone. All the time and effort I could have saved. On this one you don't have to reset anything when filling. He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

7. Rogger's Reef Food Feeding Clip

Rogger's Reef Food First Impressions

"Easy to refill."

So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. The pellets stick to the tape and slowly build up clogging the hole. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. I learned this the hard way coming back from a one week vacation. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting. It lead to a lot of inconsistency and failures till I got it right.

  • Rogger's Reef Food Feeding Clip
  • Formulated for salt water fish and corals
  • No preservatives, no binders, no fillers, no exoskeletons
  • correct nutritional ratio
  • Eliminate need to add garlic, vitamins and amino acids
  • Stimulates appetite
  • Manufacture: Chef Marine
  • Item Weight: 3 Ounces
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Rogger's Reef Food Final Thoughts

"Best thing I ever bought."

The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. The first opening was way too small. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. The first opening was way too small. It took a min to figure out the instructions. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

8. Hydor Automatic Fish Feeder - Battery Powered, with Air Connection - Original EkoMixo

User Ratings: 48 12

Hydor M01201 First Impressions

"This works perfect!"

The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. I have used this every day for a year and love it. This is best if you have not edge on your aquarium. Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. I have no complaints and fish are happy.

  • Hydor Automatic Fish Feeder - Battery Powered, with Air Connection - Original EkoMixo
  • Suitable for marine, tropical aquariums & terrariums
  • Easy setting for up to 3 feedings a day
  • Works with flake, pellet, and tablet food
  • Can connect any aerator to keep food always dry and crisp
  • Easy to use LED light programming
  • Manufacture: Hydor USA, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 6 inches; 7.2 Ounces
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Hydor M01201 Final Thoughts

"Very handy gadget!"

You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. This will ruin li-ion batteries over time. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. The feeder has helped me automate my tank, which is one less thing to worry about. It has a very good instruction manual and can be followed with ease. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder.

Overall Score
3.8


(127 Points)

9. Coral Feeder SPS HPS Feeder, Long Acrylic Marine Fish and Reef Coral Aquarium Syringe Liquid Fertili...

User Ratings: 69 3

ANDGOO First Impressions

"Love this feeder."

Another big tip for flake food users. I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. May want to test it a few times before leaving for a long trip. I am very happy to own this feeder. I bought this feeder to use on my betta tank for weeks when I go home from college. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. Programming feeding times is easy using the instructions provided.

  • Coral Feeder SPS HPS Feeder, Long Acrylic Marine Fish and Reef Coral Aquarium Syringe Liquid Fertilizer Feeder Accurate Dispensing Spot for Coral/Anemones/ Eels/Lionfish and Other Organisms (2 Pack)
  • 【HIGH QUALITY AND FISH SAFE MATERIALS】- Made of quality acrylic and rubber material, safe for fish and corals, easy to clean. Acrylic material, long life and never easily broken as glass. Easy to clean and to disassemble.
  • 【Feeding Made Simple AND Keeps Hands Dry】- With this 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.
  • 【ACCURATE, EASY TO READ MEASUREMENTS】- The transparent body of the coral feeder is clearly printed with 10ML, 15ML, 20ML, 30ML, and 40ML measurements for easy to read accuracy. Being able to see the amount of liquid in the tube ensures that you know how much you are dispensing and prevents overfeeding.
  • 【Multi-function】- Used in marine reef tanks to feed coral directly. ANDGOO coral feeder can also be used to eradicate detris 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 the freshwater plant tank.
  • 【100% GUARANTEED LIFETIME WARRANTY】- If you are not satisfied for any reason, we will gladly replace or refund your purchase. We offer world-class customer service. Easy and risk-free.
  • Manufacture: ANDGOO
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ANDGOO Final Thoughts

"I have it set on about 1."

The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. The only other thing that you should be aware of is the large size of the unit. 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. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time. The rechargeable battery makes me feel better about the environment. I did a couple test pours into a plastic bag so I could get it just right.

Overall Score
4.5


(319 Points)

10. Semetall Fish Feeding Ring 2 Pack Aquarium and Fish Tank Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Squar...

User Ratings: 53 23

Semetall First Impressions

"Just a great design."

I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank. This certainly worked for my purposes. However, this is not a good fit for that purpose. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable.

  • Semetall Fish Feeding Ring 2 Pack Aquarium and Fish Tank Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Square and Round Shape Fish Feeding Ring (Blue)
  • [ SPECIFICATION ] Square Internal Size: 80x80 mm/3.15x3.15 inches; Square External Size: 100x100 mm/3.9x3.9 inches; Round Inner Diameter: 55 mm/2.16 inches; Round Outer Diameter: 75 mm/2.9 inches; Package Weight: 22.5 g.
  • [ MATERIAL ] This floating feeding ring is made of high-quality rubber and environmentally friendly plastics.It is safe for your fish.
  • [ APPLICATION ] It is only suitable for feeding flake foods and other floating foods. Each feeding ring is equipped with a suction cup.
  • [ NOTE ] This product is not suitable for sinking food.And,Please clean the feeding ring regularly.
  • [ SERVICE ] If you have any questions, please email us and we will be more than happy to solve them for you.
  • Manufacture: Semetall
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Semetall Final Thoughts

"Love this feeder."

You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. The unit arrived partially charged. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank. It's been two weeks and Betta Boy has figured out who feeds him now. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder. Fast delivery,easy instructions to set up time and feeding.

Overall Score
3.6


(5 Points)

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