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Fish Mate F14 Aquarium Fish Feeder

Fish Mate F14 Aquarium Fish Feeder

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Fish Mate F14 Aquarium Fish Feeder is versatile and easy to use, serving up to 14 individual meals while you are away. For use with small to medium sized aquariums (up to 40 gallons). Not suitable for outdoor ponds. Dimensions: 5.5" x 4.5" x 1.5".

Features:

  • Compact and reliable
  • Accurate quartz timer
  • Easy to use timer provides from 1 to 4 meals per day
  • Meals gradually served over approximately 2 hour period to simulate natural feeding
  • Individual compartments allow variety of diet - suitable for all popular dry foods
  • May be mounted on the aquarium hood, on a condensation tray, or on the glass edge of the aquarium with the brackets provided
  • Ideal solution for feeding your fish while you are at work or on holiday
  • Requires 1 AA-battery (not included)
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95% Recommend this product (21 of 22 responses)
By Bob
July 8, 2018
Inconsistent operation
I have a Fish Mate F14 and its operation is very inconsistent. Frequently arriving back to the feeder only to find the fish never received one feeding! Operation does not merit consideration. I would like to return the one I have but the company website is equally defective.
ProsThe view on-line appears to be simple.
ConsIt does not work as suggested.
By Amber
California
October 16, 2016
Perfect. Exactly what I wanted.
Works wonderfully for my bettas. I only have four or five pellets in each compartment, with no air hose going to it, and it works brilliantly.
By Jason
Wisconsin
May 30, 2016
Worked Great
I used this while on a trip for a week to feed a betta. Adjusting the timing for the food was a bit tricky at first. Not sure the instructions did a good job on that end. But once you get it figured out, it works. I plugged in an air hose as directed and the food dropped ... didn't get soggy with moisture. No complaints. Will use it again and might get a second for the other betta (as opposed to a vacation feeder).
By Jerwin
Los Angeles, California
May 12, 2016
Good overall!
The item came on time and the product was in perfect condition!
By Carole
Reading, PA
April 8, 2016
worked well
This came just in time for my vacation. Once I figured out how to set it up, it worked as described. The only tricky parts were the red pegs you use to set the times. They were harder to pull out from the base than I imagined. I used round pellets for my Betta and broke up sinking pellets for the pigmy catfish. There was no condensation accumulated in the food compartments and all of the food was dispersed.
ProsFit on top of my 5 gallon Betta tank.
ConsReading the time dial seemed a little confusing to me. It could have just been because it was late the night before vacation and I was trying to finish all the last minute pet preparations.
By Mark
Texas
November 5, 2015
Love this product!!!
I love this item for everyday use not just when I am away from home. I have goldfish and they stay healthier if fed less food but more often throughout the day. This product enables me to set four feedings and each feeding takes about two hours to dispense which mean they are always foraging and not filling up all at once. After using it my aquarium stays cleaner and my fish seem more content. I feed them both flakes and slow sinking pellets, adding the pellets first and then the flakes with a few pellets on top seems to allow the food to dispense more easily. I would purchase this product again and recommend it to others.
By Robert
South Dakota
October 4, 2015
The feeders work great!!
We were heading out of town for 10 days and needed a way to feed our Beta's. I searched online and found the Fish Mate and found PetGuys. Called them and they checked overnight shipping for us. They boxed them up, and I had them the next day. I appreciate the customer service I received, and will use PetGuys again. 11 days later, the fish are fine, and the feeders worked flawlessly.
ProsThe feeders work just as advertised. Very happy with them.
ConsNone
By Mik
Fort Worth
October 2, 2015
Feeder with measureable daily portions
This was the only feeder I found where you could control exactly the amount of food to dispense at each feeding.
ProsYou can control how often the fish are fed and how much food is dispensed at each feeding. There are 14 individual compartments which hold (maybe?) 1/8 tsp of food. Since the food is dropped when the bottom moves out from under the tray, you can use a variety of food. I was gone for 4 days and all the food was dispensed and all my fish were alive. Although this feeder isn't perfect (see Cons), it did the job. I feel comfortable enough to use this feeder without a backup plan (just make sure the batteries are fresh each time!).
Cons1. The 14 compartments are narrow and without a very tiny spoon, it's hard to fill without getting making a mess. 2. If you use flakes, the bottom layer tends to lay flat and get moved on to the next compartment, so chunkier food works better. 3. The wheel moves slowly, so food gets dispensed slowly - it can take hours to fully dispense a compartment.
By Iftem
Minnesota
August 21, 2015
Better way to feed your fish
The feeder has worked well for the first week. We mounted the unit to the top of the light fixture on our 26 gal. tank. This created good distance between the food drop and the water surface. No problems with food sticking so far. The fish seems more content with receiving food over a period of time rather than all at once. We are using the 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. feeding times.
By James
Los Angeles, CA
October 19, 2014
A great product for a great price
I purchased this recently to be able to feed my fish while I was not at home for an extended period of time. I purchased this feeder because unlike other feeders on the market, you can't combine feedings (for example: flake and pellet). I tried this feeder out for a week before I left just to make sure and it worked flawlessly, I then loaded it up on the day I left and hoped it worked. I came back ten days later and everything worked without a problem. There were four compartments that were still full and what was left was dry (I used the air inlet option to keep the food dry). I highly recommend this feeder to anyone who feeds different kinds of foods to their fish. However if you do use pellets, make sure there are no pellets in the area where the timer is. I can see that as the feeder turns, this could be problematic if pellet food gets caught in the mechanism that is both the timer and what rotates the food wheel.
ProsAir Inlet (To keep humidity from the tank water from soaking the food, therefore not dispensing it correctly) Easy to use Easy to Clean Feeding time selector pins are easy to install (you may want to use tweezers to place them easier)
ConsThere is only four slots to select feeding times... one every three hours. I like how it dispenses slowly (over 1.5 hours) to ensure better feedings, but you shouldn't be limited to four preselected time slots. Please don't let that be a deterrent from purchasing this. It is an excellent feeder and I do recommend it to anyone that requires feeding multiple types of food to their fish, for either daily feedings or while you are away.
By Annie
Ottawa, ON
September 12, 2014
Great recommended fish feeder
Depending on how often you wish to feed your fish, this is a great automatic feeder. I am going to put the air hose connection on it before I use it, as I just have egg crating on the top of my tank, which means there is a lot of condensation from my tank. I use pellets, and it lets you have up to 4 - 2 hour long feeding sessions / day. This is great for goldfish, as they are supposed to be scavenging all day, and getting small meals.
ProsEnables you to feed up to 14 segments while you are away.
Consprobably not good for flake food.
By Alvin
Honolulu, Hawaii
September 10, 2014
Excellent feeder for pellet type foods
An excellent feeder for pellet or the like type of fish foods.
Pros . This is a very dependable feeder providing the user keeps it dry and clean. I have used other feeders on the market and I feel that this is the best one around.
ConsOk for flake type foods. The reason I say this that when the bins rotate there is a chance that the fish flakes get caught under the moving bins. Would have given F14 feeder a 5 rating if this was not an issue. Setting the feed times is another issue is that the set times are not totally flexible set times are set at 3 hour intervals. A person could not set at any time the user wants. Time set is at 3 hour intervals, starting at 1200, ending at 2400, 24 hour clock
By Fred
San Diego, CA
July 12, 2014
Not for everyone
I bought the Fish mate for my tropical fish aquarium to feed them when we were gone for a few days. We use flake food for their regular feedings. Flake food does not work well with the fish mate . It takes almost 2 hours for the feeder to dispense the food and then some will remain. There is also a moisture issue. Pellet food works much better but still takes almost 2 hours to feed the fish. The up side is you can measure the amount of food you want the fish to have. It is easy to operate and set the times you want to feed your fish.this is a good feeder if you use pellets but not flake food.
By Lori D.
Chico, CA
October 30, 2013
Fish Mate F14 - excellent buy
PetGuys is an excellent vendor - great service, quick delivery. The first delivery was a defective item. PetGuys quickly sent another, returning the defective devise. I appreciate this service. Receiving a defective purchase is so uncomfortable. PetGuys made me feel ok with the process by taking the return without a fuss. Thanks so much!
ProsFeeds accurately through pre-portioned cups, which fall from the aquarium top. No rotating, messy spills on the aquarium top, which occurred with the standard feeders.
ConsGood. No issues yet.
By Kat
Miami,fl
July 20, 2013
Pleased
Arrived as promised.