Feeding in absence
Even weekend trips and holidays journeys are no problem for your fish! JBL has an automatic feeder for you which reliably carries out the feeding of your fish and invertebrates in your absence.
The modern Automatic feeder JBL AutoFood in white or black can be attached to any aquarium pane or cover. If it doesn’t fit you can simply place the JBL AutoFood with small suction cups above a feed opening. It really fits everywhere!
The programming is easy to manage even if you haven’t time to read the instructions: you can select between 1 and 4 feeds a day and for every feed the desired food quantity can be set separately. An air connection (optional) enables the drying of the food (all granulates up to 3mm). The maximum filling capacity of 125 ml can be extended to 375 ml by directly screwing on a 250 ml food tin.
A little extra - when you screw on the container a built-in cutting edge opens the sealing foil of the container! The required three AA batteries are of course included. Perfect technology really can look good!
If your fish are used to flake food, switch them over to granulated food BEFORE using an automatic feeder, because only granulated food fits in automatic feeders! Fish that always get flake food sometimes need some time to adjust to granulated food, because with granulated food they have to bite like they would with a steak. If you’ve only spooned soft cornflakes all your life, you’ll need time to get used to your first steak.
Flakes are unsuitable for automatic feeders because they never fall evenly into the feed compartment of the built-in auger. Granules, on the other hand, fall so evenly due to their round shape that exact portioning is possible.
If you offer your fish different foods when feeding by hand, you can mix them, provided they are granules, and put them into the automatic feeder. Only tablet food will not fit, but you can increase the amount of food on the JBL automatic feeder ( JBL AutoFood BLACK / JBL AutoFood WHITE ) so that some of the granulate sinks to the bottom and your bottom dwellers get enough food that way too. Catfish adapt immediately when they receive granulate instead of food tablets.
If, contrary to expectations, an automatic feeder cannot be installed at your aquarium, you can still feed with holiday or weekend food during your absence. JBL Holiday and JBL Weekend contain one or more food blocks which slowly dissolve in the aquarium water and thus supply your fish for a maximum period of 2 weeks.