Being fed on time with enough food improves the survival and reproduction of aquarium fish. Automatic fish feeders are designed to do that work and save you a lot of time for taking care and feeding your fish. They can feed fish successfully even when you are away on vacation or other commitment. If you are a busy aquarist, creating enough time to manage your aquarium can be challenging. And using an automatic feeder for your aquarium is the easiest way to solve the problem.
Not all aquarium fish feeder brands available in the market can deliver the desired performance. Using solid research as well as our experiences with different brands, we now present you with helpful reviews of the best automatic fish feeders currently available in the market.
- Eheim Battery Operated Auto fish feeder
- ADA automatic fish feeder review
- Fish Mate F14 aquarium fish feeder
- Amicc aquarium automatic fish food tank feeder
- KLAREN Digital automatic fish feeder review
- Eheim Twin automatic feeder for many food types
- Current USA 3860 Aquachef automatic fish feeder
- IntelliFeed fish feeder for large fish tanks
Eheim Battery Operated Auto fish feederEditor's rating: Check on Amazon.com
Eheim Battery Operated Auto fish feeder is among the best performing automatic fish feeders currently in the market. This everyday feeder with its large capacity of 100 ml (3.3 fl oz) is designed to last for up to six weeks of feeding depending on the amount and type of food dispensed. The transparent drum allows you to easily see the remaining food and make the necessary adjustments.
It features a digital LCD programming for a maximum of eight feedings each day. Besides, it also includes a large button with Eheim logo allowing you to manually feed your fish outside the pre-programmed times. The food container features a release hole with an adjustable slider, which enables you to set your desired amount of food ejected each time. The Eheim feeder is very easy to program and use, following is a dedicated instruction video from the manufacturer.
In additional to being used with most types of foods, it is ideal for both aquariums and terrariums stocking fish, turtles, newts, or frogs. To keep the food dry, the Eheim everyday fish feeder has an integrated ventilation and fan. It is powered by two AA batteries that are easy to find replacement.
ADA automatic fish feeder reviewEditor's rating: Check on Amazon.com
ADA automatic fish feeder is very simple and easy to use. It offers you two modes. The first is an “Auto” mode which will automatically release food into your fish tank when feedings arrive. The second option is a “Manual” mode. This mode allows you to feed your fish manually. Every time you press the manual button, the feeding will run once.
The Auto function allows one or two feeding times per day. By pressing the “Auto” button once, the feeder will release food immediately and it will repeat the cycle after 24 hours. If you want to feed your fish twice a day, press the “Auto” button twice, the feeder will release food immediately and the next feeding is repeated after 12 hours. If you want to stop the auto mode and return to the manual one, only press the “Auto” button again, now all indication lights are off.
The feeder features an adjustable feeding capacity using a setting switch on the clear plastic food container. It is powered by low consumption batteries, which can last for up to 6 months. If you only want to feed your fish once or twice a day, this is the cheap and easy-to-use feeder for you.
Fish Mate F14 aquarium fish feederEditor's rating: Check on Amazon.com
The Fish Mate F14 enables you to feed most popular types of cold water and tropical fish. It offers up to 14 different meal options meaning you can provide your fish with assorted diet while you are away. Its compact design allows you to mount it on the hood or glass edge of your aquarium with the included brackets.
The middle is a timer, which is powered by a battery and rotates like a clock hand. It is very easy for you to set up the timer. Firstly, you should to adjust it to match your current time. Then attach the little red pegs to the time positions when you need to feed the fish. At some specific times, the red pegs on the timer hit the food container and make it rotate that results in the release of fish food. There are four red pegs that means it can provide from one to four meals per day.
Fish Mate F14 is designed for small- to medium-sized aquariums (maximum 150 liters). You can use more than one feeder if yours is a heavily stocked or larger tank. The feeder provides an option for connecting an external aquarium air pump (buy separately), which blows dry air through the feeder thus preventing food from going rancid and clogging. You cannot use it with outdoor ponds.
Amicc aquarium automatic fish food tank feederEditor's rating: Check on Amazon.com
This automatic aquarium feeder from AMICC features simple operation and easy installation. It is small and compact in size to minimize aquarium space it occupies. The design features a slider that allows you to decrease or increase the amount of food the feeder dispenses with each rotation. The maximum number of feeds per day is four. Its LCD display indicates the status of the included AAA batteries.
The Amicc Aquarium Automatic Fish Food Tank Feeder can only be used with dry fish food. This means you should install it high above the fish tank to avoid dampening the food. If the LCD display indicates “Lo”, it means the AAA batteries need replacement, which you should do within 3 days. Failure to replace the batteries means all the settings you have made become invalid.
KLAREN Digital automatic fish feeder reviewEditor's rating: Check on Amazon.com
Featuring both manual and automatic operations, KLAREN Digital Automatic Feeder is another wonderful choice. It installs and operates easily. Its mini size and compact design are ideal for saving space. The feeder is ideal for feeding fish in aquarium, pond or tank. It allows a maximum of four feedings per day. You can control the amount of food dispensed per rotation by adjusting the slider.
KLAREN Digital fish feeder uses 2 AAA batteries. An LCD screen displays the battery status. If it indicates “Lo”, it means the batteries are low and need replacement. The feeder does not work with rechargeable batteries. The package comes with user manual containing instructions on installation, use, and maintenance of the feeder.
Eheim Twin automatic feeder for many food typesEditor's rating: Check on Amazon.com
Featuring a unique design, the EHEIM TWIN automatic feeder has two separate chambers for pellets, granulates, sticks or flakes. You can program the two chambers separately. Each of the chambers is well aerated to ensure the fish food in them stays dry to avoid spoilage and jamming.
The feeder features random function to simulate natural feeding conditions. Being a twin feeder means you can feed your fish with two types of food at the same time. This ensures the correct supply to all the inhabitants of your aquarium. The design features a large display for the settings and the unit is battery operated.
Current USA 3860 Aquachef automatic fish feederEditor's rating: Check on Amazon.com
Aquachef automatic fish tank feeder from Current USA is one of the most popular automatic fish food dispensers currently in the market. It features an innovative design that combines with great performance to give you a feeder you can rely on even when you are miles away. Its easy-to-use digital timer and hatch style feed door make it easy to feed your fish on time with the correct amount of food per rotation.
This high capacity feeder (35 grams) is enough to feed your fish and makes them happy while you are away. It is designed with the ability to prevent moisture spoilage to all kinds of fish foods. The dispenser can also crumble the fish food into smaller portions before dispensing it in case they are coarse or large. You can set the device to feed your fish up to eight times a day.
IntelliFeed fish feeder for large fish tanksEditor's rating: Check on Amazon.com
Featuring an intelligent design that first extends then rotates a sealed container to drop a desired amount of fish food to the aquarium. The feeder can hold up to 75 grams of food in its hopper and can deliver a maximum of 12 meals in a 24-hour period if desired. The large container makes it a great choice for large tanks with Goldfish as well as other large body fish. Its extending food container makes it possible for food to stay dry during rest and this prevents jamming.
It features a digital control allowing you to program easily. The feeder comes with a mounting bracket capable of fitting most aquarium designs. Although the feeder is designed to use 4 AAA batteries, there is also an option for 6V direct current (DC) power adapter.