|Fish Type||Betta, Cichlid, Goldfish, Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Betta, Goldfish, Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Betta|
|Aquarium Type||Saltwater, Freshwater||Freshwater||Saltwater, Freshwater||Freshwater||Freshwater|
|Capacity (Max)||—||175 mL||—||—||—|
This is invaluable however the instructions were terrible. Once you figure it out it works beautifully. The wheel spins through a magnet system.
I don't trust this to keep fish alive long term if feeding flakes. I tested this before leaving. At first I thought it worked but it didn't last. It's not natural for fish in a tank to feed over a 2 hour period (the product claims otherwise). It says it takes 2 hours for the food to fully drop/the slot to completely open. It takes a lot longer than that. The slot doesn't fully open until it's opening for the next timed feeding. By then some of the food is moist and sticks to the wheel so it doesn't drop. You can't select specific hours only every 3 I think (product not in front of me). I experimented with times to try to get it to feed in the morning when the light would come on. Selecting 6 am for example doesn't mean they will be fed at 6. It may take several hours to actually drop. I did try pellets as some suggested to put on top of the flakes but as the wheel moves they don't stay on top to push down the flakes and my fish wouldn't eat them. The best I could come up with was starting with a clean dry wheel and selecting 2 feedings a day in hopes they would at least get something for 7 days (not the 14 it claims it can do). I set it on top of the aquarium lid aligning only the open hole over the tank lid hole so the entire lid hole was not covered. I did this to help prevent condensation and moisture build up. I tried everything I could think of. I ended up going back to having someone feed them every day if I'm gone.
In less than a few hours, the whole thing was full of condensation and most of the food stuck either to the condensation or static. It recommends an air pump, which it does not come with.
We were going on Holiday for a week and needed a way to feed our two betta fish. I read the reviews and took a leap of faith. These feeders work! I gave them a four star because they were not perfect for my tanks. The betta food is small pellets and some did get stuck but on a whole my fish were fed and healthy apon my return. Will use in the future
We used this recently, while we were on vacation, and it worked fine. We were using flakes, and it dealt with those adequately.
This is difficult to use with flake food. Impossible to load without making a mess. Would not buy again.