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 Betta Feeding Ring, 3 Inches, Practical Round Floating Food, Reduces Waste & Maintains Water...

User Ratings: 50 8

SunGrow First Impressions

"Just a great design."

The packaging says not to use rechargeable batteries. Otherwise, food collects itself on the rear side of aquarium. 5 notches and it's worked perfectly for me. I like to keep consistency with the tank. Forgetting to feed your fish will not happen again with this Auto Fish Feeder. You don't have as much control over applications as if you feed by hand. However until I find a tank that fits my space, that is it.

  • SunGrow Betta Feeding Ring, 3 Inches, Practical Round Floating Food, Reduces Waste & Maintains Water Quality, Suitable for Flakes & Other Floating Fish Foods, for Guppy, Goldfish and Other Small 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
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Recommend!"

3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. I also find it much easier to program. I like the fact this uses batteries and not a cable. There is a small sliding door that allows the food to escape. Don't lose the instructions or you'll go crazy trying to program it. It works great and kept our fish live for a month absence. There were a few cheaper feeders that I considered.

Overall Score
3.9


(125 Points)

5. Bluecoco 3 Pieces Fish Feeding Ring + Worm Feeding Cup,Fixed-Point Feeding, Fish Safe Floating Food ...

User Ratings: 61 9

Bluecoco First Impressions

"Thank you."

The clamp is sturdy but could be improved by rubberized grips for the tank glass. It would probably sell like hot cakes. 3-second Long Press on rightmost button turns feeder on and off. They mostly were checking in to make sure this EHEIM feeder was working. The unit arrived partially charged. You also have the ability to set the portion of feed to be dropped. The interface on the feeder is extremely user friendly.

  • Bluecoco 3 Pieces Fish Feeding Ring + Worm Feeding Cup,Fixed-Point Feeding, Fish Safe Floating Food Feeder Circle Blue, with Suction Cup,Easy to Install Aquarium, Square and Round Shape Fish Feeder
  • ★ 【Package includes】3 pieces,① Round Ring, ② Square Ring, ③ Worm Feeder Funnel
  • ★ 【Good helper】With the special feeding ring, the feed will no longer float around and the fish will eat in their own "bowls".
  • ★ 【Free installation】The feeding ring can float with the water level and can be rotated left and right, up and down 180 degrees, which is very convenient to use.
  • ★ 【Fixed-point feeding】It helps fish to develop the habit of eating in a fixed position and reduces the waste of fish food.
  • ★ 【Good quality】In order to better serve you! If you are not satisfied with our products, please contact us immediately
  • Manufacture: Bluecoco
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Bluecoco
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Bluecoco Final Thoughts

"I have it set on about 1."

The price was good, and I recommend it! It has a button you can press to do a manual feeding. This fish feeder is really well made! It also allow multiple feeding option and times. The unit itself is very sturdy and well made. I saw another reviewer who said they had two of these on their tank. I couldn't hear it was running still I saw fish foods in the tank.

Overall Score
4.2


(15 Points)

6. Current USA 3860 Aquachef Automatic Fish Feeder

User Ratings: 53 14

Current USA 3860 First Impressions

"Completely unnecessary."

I can leave town and not worry about the fish. Online instructions are not much help. I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. All the time and effort I could have saved. All the time and effort I could have saved. My son loves this automatic fish feeder.

  • Current USA 3860 Aquachef Automatic Fish Feeder
  • PROGRAMMABLE- The AquaChef’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 feeding.
  • LARGE FOOD CAPACITY- With a capacity of 35 grams, 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.
  • EASY INSTALLATION- Fully adjustable clamp allows the feeder to mount on almost any style aquarium.
  • UNIVERSAL FIT-
  • SLEEK MODERN DESIGN- The sleek contour shape and black matted texture gives a new meaning to the word style.
  • Manufacture: PS04O
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 8 inches; 10.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA 3860
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Current USA 3860 Final Thoughts

"It worked."

Not carbon zinc, alkaline batteries. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. I would rather overbuy than underbuy. Its alot more simple than how it reads. Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. One dispensing into a guppy tank once a day. Overall, this product has been great.

Overall Score
3.8


(278 Points)

7. 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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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

8. Automatic Fish Feeder 200ML Auto Fish Turtle Feeder for Aquarium/Fish Tank Vacation&Weekend Fish Fee...

User Ratings: 77

VONKY First Impressions

"For us it was perfect!"

I have a 75 gallon tank, and removed a 1. Only downside was that the hole was too big for red tiny bit fish food. I can leave town and not worry about the fish. Taping a piece of ribbon in place worked out better. I simply modified my hood to accommodate this feeder. He eats once a day, but you can set this to feed up to four times a day. Other than this complicated setting, it's very easy to use.

  • Automatic Fish Feeder 200ML Auto Fish Turtle Feeder for Aquarium/Fish Tank Vacation&Weekend Fish Feeder for various fish food Automatic betta Goldfish Feeder with Moisture-Proof Fish Food Dispenser
  • Ideal For Most Types of Fish Food, Fish Tank, and Fish-- Our automatic feeder is ideal for home fish tanks and aquariums. The fish feeder can feed various kinds of fish foods including flakes, pellets, powders, and strips. Besides, the fish food dispenser can feed most of the pet fishes, tropical fishes, beta fishes, turtles, newts and frogs, cricket, etc. Attention: Please follow instructions to set up for rotation times per turn. Otherwise, the best fish feeder won't work!
  • Minimizing Food Wastage and Maximizing The Growth and Health of Aquatic Pets--Fish food feeders are modified to give a specific quantity of pellets, which minimize water quality and waste build-up issues due to food that was left uneaten. The fish tank feeder that enables you to entirely customize/program time and quantity of feeding of your aquarium fish help in maximizing the health and growth of your aquatic pets. An aquarium feeder is a great option if you want to save yourself some money.
  • Prevent Water Loss and Save Fish Food---The aquarium fish feeder comes equipped with a moisture-resistant hopper that guarantees that only fresh food is supplied to your pet. They supply the owners with the ability to set the portions in accordance with their pet's needs. When you set the feeding time, the fish feeder will provide the pet with the same amount of food at the appointed time.
  • Fish Are Taken Care of Even When You Are Enjoying Your Vacation--Auto fish feeder the main purpose of the wide opening is to provide food to koi, turtles, cricket, and newts while the half-open entryway is good for feeding fish. The feed dispenser which is very transparent makes it simple for you to observe every feeding. Another beneficial aspect of our auto feeder is that you only need to refill the food supply every couple of weeks and that stock will last.
  • The automatic fish feeder can provide food for your pet at the time set by the owner. These dispensers are flexible and dependable. You can control the food portions, choose to feed up to four times a day (depending on the model) and meet the specific needs of your ecosystem. Along with such, most of them have timers, allowing you to set it. It will be your caring little butler, taking care of your pet for you.
  • Manufacture: Wrea
  • Item Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VONKY
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VONKY Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend."

The first opening was way too small. This certainly worked for my purposes. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. There was no problem mounting the unit on the lip of the bowl. This thing must be running on uranium. The battery is a rechargeable lithium battery that comes with a usb cable. They have fish and the need for them to be fed was much needed.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

9. ShinePick Automatic Fish Feeder Moisture-Proof Fish Food Dispenser Battery-Operated Intelligent Time...

User Ratings: 63 7

ShinePick DR030-SP-US-123 First Impressions

"Works as advertised."

The size of the tank is too small to recommend. I have used this every day for a year and love it. It would probably sell like hot cakes. It would probably sell like hot cakes. USB charging is quick and easy and uses a standard micro USB cable. However, I was able to get it to stay stuck in between two. There are a couple ways to mount this feeder.

  • ShinePick Automatic Fish Feeder Moisture-Proof Fish Food Dispenser Battery-Operated Intelligent Timer Auto Feeder for Turtle Pond Aquarium and Fish Tank
  • 【Low Consumption】Powered by 2*AA batteries(not included). According to the different feedings set, the fish feeder can be used for 3-6 months. Compares to a traditional plug-in option, battery-operated is safer for your house when you are out.
  • 【Two Install Ways】There are 2 methods to install this timer feeder: Fixed the stent placed on edge of the tank by rotating the screw(suitable for open fish tanks without top cover); Paste feeder with Velcro fixed on tank cover.
  • 【Intelligent Design】ShinePick automatic fish feeder comes with a robust framework that includes an HD LCD display, which provides up to 4 feedings per day, feeding 1-3 times each time. Set up the feeding times on your different demands. You can also feed manually and experience the fun of feeding.
  • 【Large Food Capacity】With an impressive capacity of 200 ml, the automatic fish feeder can store enough food to keep your fish fed while you're away. Hatch style feed door is completely adjustable, allowing you to decide how much fish food is dispensed at each meal.
  • 【Moisture-Proof】The hopper with Moisture-resistant design keeps food fresh and dry from getting wet or jammed. The automatic feeder is suitable for various fish foods such as flakes, pellets, powders and strips.
  • Manufacture: ShinePick
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ShinePick DR030-SP-US-123
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ShinePick DR030-SP-US-123 Final Thoughts

"This worked very well."

Finally, I can take a vacation without worrying about who to ask to feed my fish. Unfortunately, most pet store aquariums do have a lip. And yes, you can use flake food like I do, just fine. It's been using for twice a day for 5 weeks, still no need for charging the battery. The size of the food compartment is huge depending on the number of fish you have. I even watched them being fed on the home video cameras while I was away. Yes, if you have the door open too much it'll dump food in.

Overall Score
4.2


(154 Points)

10. 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
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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


(1 Points)

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