The 8 Best Automatic Fish Feeders in 2018

Having a fish tank in the house is a beautification to your house. But the beautification is an added bonus because of the different ecosystem that you have to create for the fishes to live in. Other than that it gives you the as normal benefit of having a pet in the house.  Because of this different ecosystem that you have to create, it enhances the ambiance and the beautification of your house. Having different types of fishes both unique and normal creates a scenery that is both surreal and exciting.

But maintaining this ecosystem that you have created is tough work. Especially when you have to clean the tank, feed the fishes, change the water etc. Hence living in this century makes it easier for you to do all that because of the technology advancement.  

In this article, we will be looking at automatic fish feeders. The name does the explanation. The main reason why this is beneficial for your fish tank and your fishes is because it helps you in feeding the fishes automatically whether you are in the house or not. This not only takes tension off of yourself but also decreases your work when it comes to maintaining your fish tank.  

But finding the appropriate automatic fish feeder can be a daunting task as there are different types of fish tanks, different types of fishes that might require different types of food and also not to mention the features that each automatic fish feeder can contain.  Hence we have searched all of the markets and found some of the best automatic fish feeders that are available at the moment. Hence we hope that by reading this article you will be able to make up your mind about what to buy without any hesitation and learn to take care of your fish tank better.

Best Pick

Eheim Automatic Feeding Unit

The Eheim Automatic Feeding Unit takes our best pick is because it excels in everything. With the product being small, it has features that can feed your fishes with variable feeding settings and not only that but also keep your fish food dry because of the integrated fan that is installed in the product.

​Budget Pick

PROCHE Digital Automatic Fish Feeder

The PROCHE Digital Automatic Fish Feeder takes the budget pick. While this isn’t the best pick of our choice, it still is one of the best. With two methods of installing the system, variable feeding settings and with all the warranty and customer service included, it just felt that it should be in our budget pick.

Well, you may ask of as to why we have given our verdict in the very beginning and well the reason is simple, it is so that you can compare and judge yourself as you go through the article yourself. Because of this, you will have a better understanding and will make it easy for you to make a decision. Of course, the other reason is that if you all who are in a hurry and just want the answers. Then without any further ado, just move on with the review. But first we will have a grade table where we will grade the products that we have reviewed, and then we will move onwards with the full in-depth review.

1. Eheim Automatic Feeding Unit 

Highlighted Features

  • With this product, you have the settings that can feed your fishes up to 8 times per day
  • The product has an integrated fan inside the machine that keeps the food dry and does not make it go moist
  • This product requires 2 AA batteries in order for it to work

The Eheim Automatic Feeding Unit is basically what the name suggests. This automatic fish feeder is very minimalistic and portable in design. It has the packaging dimension of (Width) 2.7 inch, (Height) 5.87 inch, (Depth) 3.43 inch. This is a very convenient product as it is small and easy to set up especially with the startup guide that it includes.

Now, this product has a drum volume of 100ml or 3.3 fl. ounces where food can be stored and can last up to 6 months depending on the food type. The drum has a transparent look to it from where you can check the capacity level of the food.

The fitting system won't be an issue as it has the universal clamping system that would just stick to the glass very firmly. Other than that, it has a digital LCD screen that shows your settings and can be programmed up to 8 feedings per day. It also has a manual food release option where you can feed your fish whenever you feel it by overriding the set function. It has an integrated fan that keeps the food dry and not is moist. This product requires 2 AA batteries in order to its service.

2. PROCHE Digital Automatic Fish Feeder

Highlighted Features

  • In order for this product to work it requires 2 AAA batteries that are included with this product
  • There are 2 methods of installing this product so that it can fit into the various type of fish tanks
  • You can feed your fish up to 4 times per day
  • With this product, you get a 12-month warranty and a Proche Lifetime Customer Service that can ensure the quality of your product

The Proche Digital Automatic Fish Feeder is quite an interesting one and larger than the first one that we have reviewed. The package dimension of the product is 4.7*3.0*4.3in. In order for this product to work, it requires 2 AAA batteries that are included with this product.

There are 2 methods of installing this automatic fish feeder which gives you a choice of how you want to install it to your fish tank. It has an LCD screen that gives you the visual access to the settings.  This has a larger drum and can be used with all kinds of fish food. You can feed your fish up to 4 times per day.

With this Automatic Fish Feeder, you get the product, user manual, 2 AAA Batteries, 12- Month Warranty and a Proche Lifetime Customer Service.

3. P7000 Pond Fish Feeder 

Highlighted Features

  • This product has a storing capacity of 6.5 pounds which is a lot comparing to most automatic fish feeders
  • It has a Unique Feed Mechanism that automatically feeds your fish very accurately based on the settings that you have put
  • The food parts of this product are dishwasher safe hence, you don't have to manually wash the product part when they are dirty and smelly

This product doesn't lean on a variety of fish but rather on a specific type and the name does give you the answer.  This is an Automatic Fish Feeder that works with fishes more suitable in a pond. This product has the dimension of 8.3 x 8.3 x 14.5 inches which is quite big and bulky.

This product has the capacity of storing 6.5 pounds of fish food that are either sticks or pellets. It has an LCD panel from which you can set your functions and see the timer. The LCD screen is also weather resistant.

The battery life of this product is from 6 to 9 month, relying on the long-term play and because of the Unique Feed Mechanism, it ensures feeding portions that are accurate and consistent. The food contact parts of this product are dishwasher safe, hence you can easily clean those parts when they are smelling dirty or have not been cleaned for a long period of time.

4. Kedsum Automatic Fish Feeder 

Highlighted Features

  • With this Automatic Fish Feeder, you can feed your fish up to 6 times per day
  • This product has a universal clamp system that makes this Automatic Fish Feeder easy to install and use on any type of fish tanks
  • In order for this product to work it requires 1 LR6 AM3 AA 1.5V battery which can last up to 3 months

If you are looking for an Automatic Fish Feeder that can fit in small places and doesn't take a lot of space, then this is something you can be looking for.

This Automatic Fish Feeder can feed your fish up to 6 times per day. This product has a dialer from which you can set up the amount of food you want your Automatic Fish Feeder to dispense food. This product can handle most any type of fish food like pellets, flakes etcetera and can be placed on most fish tanks due to the size of the product. It also has a universal clamp system for installation.

This product is powered by 1 LR6 AM3 AA 1.5V battery and has a lifespan for about 3 months which is enough time for you to not worry about your fishes as you go on a week-long vacation.

5. Hydor Ekomixo Digital Aquarium Feeder

Highlighted Features

  • This product has 3 feeding settings that are pre-installed which make things less complicated and easy for you to maintain
  • You can connect an air pump to this Automatic Fish Feeder so that the fish food in this product can be aerated and hence not soggy and start to smell bad

Another unique Automatic Fish Feeder and it is mainly because of the design and the features it contains.  The dimension of this product is 3 x 3 x 6 inches and the weight is approximately 7.2 ounces.

This is also a small Automatic Fish Feeder but does have some bells and whistles that really make this product shine. It comes with 3 feeding settings and can feed up to 3 times in a day. The settings in this product are very easy to use especially since most are already set up for you. This product can handle various type of fish food. 

But what is most interesting about this product is the fact that you can connect an air pump to this Automatic Fish Feeder so that the fish food won’t be soggy and be aerated.

6. IntelliFeed Fish Feeder 

Highlighted Features

  • This Automatic Fish Feeder has a drum size of nearly 75 grams which is small but can be a good thing if you have a small fish tank and don’t have much space to install your product
  • This product can feed your fishes from 2 times up to 12 times daily which really gives you a variation hence more suitable for different kind and sizes of fishes

If you are looking for simplicity that just does the work then this could be what you might be looking for. With minimalistic design and features, this product just does of what it was manufactured for.

It has the dimension of 4.5 x 3 x 4 inches, and it weighs around 10.4 ounces which is pretty small comparing to the other products. Also, this product can hold nearly 75 grams of fish food. The settings of this Automatic Fish Feeder are pre-installed and are digitally controlled. With this fish feeder, you can feed your fish from 2 per day up to 12 feedings daily.

7. ​NICREW Automatic Fish Feeder 

Highlighted Features

  • This product has a drum size where 150ml of fish food can be stored which isn't too small but nor too big
  • This product has an “off” button that allows you to manually feed your fishes if you so desire which is a great feature to have
  • You can feed your fish this product up to 5 times daily

With a very slick and professional design, the Nicrew Automatic Fish Feeder comes with a lot of features. It has a 150ml drum which is neither too big nor small. And it requires 2 AA batteries in order for it to start working.

This product can let you able to feed your fish up to 5 times daily. It has an adjustable slider where you can set your desired portions for your feed. It also comes with an “off” button that allows you to pause your settings. The integrated fan keeps the fish food dry and does not go moist.

 It has a clamping system that is easy to use and install on any fish tanks.  The product can easily comply with any type of fish food like flakes, pellets, and crisps.

8. Rusee Daily 6 Times Automatic Fish Feeder 

Highlighted Features

  • In order for this product to be used you need to use 1 LR6 AM3 AA 1.5V battery that can last up to 3 months
  • This product has a universal clamp system that lets you install this product easily on any fish tank
  • With this Automatic Fish Feeder, you have the settings that can feed your fishes up to 6 times daily per day

The Automatic Fish Feeder from Rusee has a lot of similarities to our Automatic Fish Feeder from Kedsum. This Automatic Fish Feeder can feed your fish up to 6 times daily per day. It comes with a user manual that is easy to read and understand which will help you and guide you through all the instructions.

This product has dials where you can adjust the amount of food that you want to feed your fish per rotation. This Automatic Fish Feeder is ideal and can comply with most types of fish food like pellets, flakes and such.

In order to get this product running, it needs to be powered by 1 LR6 AM3 AA 1.5V battery. With 1 battery it can last up to 3 months; depending on the settings you are using and the brand of the battery. Also with the universal clamp installation system, this Automatic Fish Feeder is easy to install without any hassle.


Things you need to know before you buy an automatic fish feeder

Volume

Volume is very important as which automatic fish feeder you will buy will heavily depend on the size of your fish tank and how many fishes you have to feed. If you have a big fish tank but buy an automatic fish feeder that has a small volume capacity, then you will have more work cut out for you as you need to refill the feeder more often which might not be the most ideal situation you want to be in, especially if you are going on long journeys.

Fitting

Depending on your fish tank, you need to consider buying your automatic fish feeder because fish tanks can come in many varieties and sizes, and if the setup is not compatible with your fish tank, then it becomes useless because it’s almost unusable.

Type of food

All automatic fish feeders don’t support every type of food. There are different types of automatic fish feeder for various purposes and that is why it’s important that you carefully research on what you exactly need, and especially research on what type of food your fish needs. Based on what your fish needs, you’ll be able to buy the right automatic fish feeder.

Unique Features

Unique features are not mandatory but can further increase your experience and make the life of you and your fishes easier. Hence finding the basic features are a must, and after that; based on what type of extra features might help you can give you the decisive moment of what you need to buy. 

Conclusion

Having a fish tank is a wonderful thing, as it not decorates your house but also, somehow may it be indirectly; can learn more about the fishes and the sea creatures. But maintaining is the main issue when it comes to fish tanks as it, not the ecosystem we live in and creating another world let alone maintaining it can be a daunting thing. That is why we have written this article for you so that you can rest assured that when it comes to at least one part of this huge task, we have got your covered and hopefully will be able to make your life a little bit easier.  

We have searched all over the market and have reviewed some of the best automatic fish feeder that can be found in the market with a hope that you will be able to make up your mind on what to buy and start not only making your life more beautiful and fee but also help the fishes feed them properly.


The 8 Best Automatic Fish Feeders in 2018
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