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
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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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med 976532
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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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med 976723
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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. 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
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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


(661 Points)

5. 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
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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


(7 Points)

6. Eheim Feed-Air Fish Feeder Everyday Unit

User Ratings: 50 13

Eheim 3581090 First Impressions

"Overall, a good product."

Overall this is a very good feeder. It would probably sell like hot cakes. He and his wife travel to India to see his in-laws. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. It is tied down to keep it from falling into the tank. I also find it much easier to program. Must be at least 1 or it will not feed at all.

  • Eheim Feed-Air Fish Feeder Everyday Unit
  • Country Of Origin : China
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 5.8 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 3.4 Inches
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 2.7 Inches
  • Manufacture: EHEIM
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 3.4 x 2.7 inches; 8 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 3581090
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Eheim 3581090 Final Thoughts

"It s working out great."

The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. The notches are too widely spaced and too ill fitting. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. The other way you can mount this is with a stick on mount. Sure the stench is appalling but he's fed. I am very happy to own this feeder.

Overall Score
3.9


(38 Points)

7. TESLUCK Coral SPS HPS Feeder, Long Arcylic Marine Reef Coral Aquarium Syringe Liquid Fertilizer Feed...

User Ratings: 73 4

TESLUCK First Impressions

"Love this feeder."

Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. You slide the opening to adjust how much food you want to come out. My son loves this automatic fish feeder. I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working. You can make it work with these, but you need to be careful. The first opening was way too small.

  • TESLUCK Coral SPS HPS Feeder, Long Arcylic Marine Reef Coral Aquarium Syringe Liquid Fertilizer Feeder HPS Tube for Reef/Anemones/Eels/Lionfish Other Organisms, Accurate Dispensing Spot
  • 【 Excellent Acrylic Material 】 - TESLUCK coral feeder is made of quality arylic and rubber material, absolutely safe for fish and corals, and it has a long life and is not easily broken, easy to clean.
  • 【 Accurate Dispensing 】 - As a high-brightness acrylic tube body, you can see a clear feeding amount.The SPS HPS Coral Feeder ensures that you know exactly how much you are feeding corals or other fish to avoid overfeeding.
  • 【 Multi-Purpose 】 - The coral feeder is mainly used in marine reef tanks for coral consumption, can also be used to add liquid fertilizer to the freshwater plant pool. And can also be used to eradicate debris and excess debris from those hard to reach areas of the aquarium.
  • 【 Easy to Use 】 - Our coral feeder is long enough to reach deep aquariums without wetting your hands. And with an improved second-generation tip, the soft rubber suction does not harm corals and fish.
  • 【 100% Satisfaction Guarantee 】 - TESLUCK carol feeder easily feeds liquid phytoplankton targets to corals or other invertebrates and aquatic animals. If you are not satisfied with our HPS Feeder, please contact us. We will help you to solve your problems.
  • Manufacture: TESLUCK
  • Product Dimensions: 1.38 x 0.14 x 0.14 inches; 1.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TESLUCK
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TESLUCK Final Thoughts

"This is a great feeder."

Easy to setup and ability to set a desired feed schedule. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank. It took a min to figure out the instructions. I am not sure if he ever associated the vibration with food. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable.

Overall Score
4.5


(119 Points)

8. Automatic Fish Feeder, Fish Feeder, Turtle Feeder, eBoTrade Vacation Weekend Fish Food Dispenser for...

User Ratings: 43 19

eBoTrade Dirct COMINHKPR142898 First Impressions

"Works great!"

I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. I have used this every day for a year and love it. This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. It takes 3 presses of the set button to move to the 3rd feeding time. Comes on a swivel bracket to accommodate special angles for installation. I have used this every day for a year and love it.

  • Automatic Fish Feeder, Fish Feeder, Turtle Feeder, eBoTrade Vacation Weekend Fish Food Dispenser for Aquarium & Fish Tank Batteries Included
  • ✔ Feeds all fish foods, including flake. Easy to use timer provides from 1 to 4 meals per day. Great for everyday use whether you are home or away on vacation or Weekend;
  • ✔ Easy to use, simple operation and installation(2*AAA batteries are included). Set it and let it feed your fish everyday;
  • ✔ Can adjust the feed lever to regulate the amount of food dispensed. Convenient worry-free feeding for healthy fish;
  • ✔ Integrated fan and ventilation system keeps the food dry. Easy to set up and use includes easy start guide. Moisture-resistant hopper keeps food fresh and accommodates most types of food, including flakes, pellets or crumbles;
  • ✔ Integrated fan and ventilation system keeps the food dry. Easy to set up and use includes easy start guide. Moisture-resistant hopper keeps food fresh and accommodates most types of food, including flakes, pellets or crumbles;
  • Manufacture: eBoTrade Dirct
  • Item Weight: 1.65 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 4.5 x 8.3 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The eBoTrade Dirct COMINHKPR142898
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eBoTrade Dirct COMINHKPR142898 Final Thoughts

"Seems to work good."

Programming was not too difficult, but does need careful reading. It holds a very large amount of food and was very overkill for my setup. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. That is the only potential issue with automatic feeders. Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder.

Overall Score
3.7


(95 Points)

9. Two Little Fishies Julian's Thing

User Ratings: 43

Two Little Fishies 748172507216 First Impressions

"Set up a breeze."

This would have been a great investment when I started my aquarium 30 years ago. I have this on a 60 gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. So you don't have to constantly be adding food. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off.

  • Two Little Fishies Julian's Thing
  • Long length allows you to reach deep into the aquarium with ease
  • Manufacture: Two Little Fishies
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Two Little Fishies 748172507216
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Two Little Fishies 748172507216 Final Thoughts

"Period I think."

You can also set it to feed at up to 4 times a day. The barrel with the food spins at each specified feeding time. And yes, you can use flake food like I do, just fine. I have the Stage 2 round pellet feed. Otherwise you will no doubt eventually get water in there. I tested it on plain paper several times before graduating it to the tank. I do get food on the edges of the opening which I push in later for the fish.

Overall Score
3.7


(8 Points)

10. HONJIE Round Fish Feeding Ring Aquarium Fish Tank Suction Cup Floating Food Eco-Friendly Fish Safe F...

User Ratings: 52 8

HONJIE First Impressions

"Completely unnecessary."

Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding. I have been feeding twice a day with one spin per time. It would probably sell like hot cakes. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in. I uploaded a video so if you found this helpful please give it a thumbs up. I figure it holds enough for about 5 days at the current feeding rate.

  • HONJIE Round Fish Feeding Ring Aquarium Fish Tank Suction Cup Floating Food Eco-Friendly Fish Safe Food Feeder 4PCS
  • Round fish feeding widely suitable for all aquatic pets,like for fish, turtle, gold fish ect.
  • Perfect design for fish feeding:put food in the ring,the fish will follow the feeding way,improve feeding efficiency,reduce fish food waste.
  • Floating design:whenever the water level rises or falls,you reset the position of our suction cup is ok,it don't have any change
  • Keep clean for aquarium or fish tank:concentrate the fish food in the same area,so it can help to keep the clarity of the surrounding waters
  • Safe feeding tool:material is non-toxic and odorless, no pollution to water, not harmful to all aquatic pets, our suction cup equipped with longer lasting adsorption force
  • Manufacture: HONJIE
  • Part Number: HJCP1303
  • Material: Plastic
  • Item Weight: 1.06 ounces
  • Size: Ring
  • Style: Ring
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HONJIE
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HONJIE Final Thoughts

"That did it."

Another nice feature is the feeder will rotate on its screw attachment base. Its alot more simple than how it reads. It took a min to figure out the instructions. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. You can tell it how many times you want it to spin, up to 3, I think. I think that's a great idea and I will probably do the same. Programming was not too difficult, but does need careful reading.

Overall Score
4.0


(31 Points)

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