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Fish Mate
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Product Description:
Fish MateBattery operated unit provides up to 4 meals per day. Serves up to 14 individual meals of different quantity and food type. Spreading meals out over several hours keeps fish active and prevents overfeeding.
Product Specifications:
User Ratings: (3 reviews)
Overall: 6.75
Value/Cost: 7.33
Effectiveness: 6.33
Quality: 6.33
Ease of use: 7.00
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vocal has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 4.25/10 May 14, 2004
"Not for flake food"
I got this for my office tank because it looks easy to use. Filling it up is easy but it is not really effective for its 14 day use due to a few design issues. Sitting on top of the tank, moisture gets in very easily. The airline is not really useful in keeping out moisture and flake food that sits in there more than a couple of days tend to stick to the plastic compartment walls. I use pellets now to prevent this from happening. Another problem is the footprint. It is palm size and finding a palm size flat surface on an Eclipse 6 is impossible.
mn0270100 has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 8/10
"It did exactly what I bought it for..."
And really, what more can you ask for?

I left for a 16-day vacation to Dallas, TX - and needed a feeder - I chose this one because of price & an airline attachment to keep food dry.

Before leaving, I tested it for 3 days, and on 1 of the 3 days, the food got stuck… I do not think because of moisture, but because the flake that was at the bottom of the cup (at the opening) was too big, and the rest of the food was not able to drop through. I hooked the airline tube up, and was sure to crush all food going into the feeder, and the rest of the test days went off without a hitch.

After returning, I found only one of the food receptacles still full – I cannot complain. All in all, the unit worked just fine for me…

It is a wide, relatively flat plastic platform, that has a timer inside, and little tabs that fit on the timer that rotate the food receptacle ring. As the ring spins around, it will eventually reach a hole through the bottom. The timer has holes for up to 4 feedings a day down to 1 feeding a day.

I ended up having to lay the unit across the top of my light strip, and let the food fall behind the light, into the tank where there is an opening in the lid. It is not the easiest unit to attach to the tank.

Overall, I am pleased with the performance, and do not regret buying the feeder. I still do my own day to day feeding, but when I go on my next vacation; I’ll crack out the feeder again…

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to "Private Message" me.
has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 8/10
"great feeder, still has some porblems"
a great overal feeder, it is effecftive, economical and esay to calaibrate. however, it's fairly large and it is difficult to attach it w/ the means provided. I had to make a cardbord holder to keep it from falling off the back of the tank. still, i like it very much.
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