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Read About Automatic Fish Feeder

Automatic Fish Feeder feeds your fish with regular and timed dosage of food and medicine. Here's everything you need to know about this product.

Automatic Fish Feeder - What are they?

  1. Description:

    Automatic fish feeders are used to feed fish automatically without daily manual labor involved.
  2. Who Needs These?

    Aquarists who house large or many aquariums or large ponds will find these automatic feeders useful.
  3. Why Do You Need These?

    Automatic feeders help to reduce the daily labor of feeding fish, especially when the tanks are large and feeding takes time.
  4. Types:

    These automatic feeders come in various models and are usually divided on the basis of the tank capacities they can feed. All the feeders can be programmed for dosage and some of them have the capacity to hold more than five types of fish food.
  5. Benefits:

    As an aquarist or breeder you are saved the time and effort of feeding fish daily or twice a day. If you are a hobbyist who is always on outstation trips, these feeders keep the fish healthy with regular feeding. Even medicines can be administered on time with these feeders.

Automatic Fish Feeder - Uses

  1. For Young Pets:

    Younger fish need regular food and even a single forgotten feeding schedule can harm them. Automatic feeders eliminate skipped meals.
  2. For Adult Pets:

    Large aquariums house multiple species of fish and the diet and time of feed varies for each species. The effort and frustration of multiple feeding is reduced with automatic feeders.
  3. For Aging Pets:

    Aging pets stay very healthy with regular feeds from automatic feeders.

Automatic Fish Feeder - Tips

  1. Varieties:

    Hundreds of models are available to suit various tank types and feeding purposes. Programmable multi dosage feeder is an asset for feeding ponds and large tanks. There are also plug-in and battery run models to choose from.
  2. Quality Choices:

    Programmable and variable dosage models, capacity to hold many types of feeds and medicines, number of days per refill are all the quality choices you must take into consideration.
  3. Where to Use:

    These feeders are placed directly over the tanks or ponds. The closed model tanks are placed above the feeding slots.

Automatic Fish Feeder - Concerns

  1. Safety Issues:

    Always replace batteries when you are leaving on outstation trips. A leaked or dead battery will have fatal consequences.
  2. Behavioral Issues:

    Some fish are more combative than other when it comes to fighting for feed. When such species are housed together, program multi feeding times with variable dosages so that the less aggressive fish are not left starved.
  3. Convenience:

    Apart from reduction of manual effort, these feeders provide the advantage of predictable diet and regular diet that helps the fish remain healthy.

Automatic Fish Feeder - How to Choose

  1. For Young Pets:

    Dosage and timing is more important choices that the feeder itself.
  2. For Adult Pets:

    External feeders used to feed fish in ponds should be of type that can withstand weather conditions, humidity and be airtight enough to keep the food crisp.
  3. For Aging Pets:

    Mature fish also need medicine apart from daily dosage, make sure your feeder provides extra slots for medicines too.
  4. Expense:

    The prices vary depending on the model. Usually you can expect to get a good feeder for about $30. Jumbo models for ponds and large aquariums cost more.
  5. Other items you might need with this product:

    Mounting stands and other fixtures are necessary. Rechargeable cells for the battery run models are also useful.