Black automatic feeder for aquarium fish

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  • Practical automatic feeder: automatic feeding for aquarium fish – For all granulates from 1.0 to 3.0 mm
  • Easy to set: up to 4 feeds per day with individual food quantities. Holds up to 125 ml and can be extended to 375 ml by screwing on a 250 ml food tin
  • On/Off switch for manual operation, easy adjustment of feeding times and quantity
  • Air connection to keep the food dry, universal mounting by suction cups or mounting clamps (can rotate 360° on the mount)
  • Package contents: automatic feeder for aquarium fish with mounts and 3 x 1.5 V AA batteries
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Price: 48,35 €
Recommended retail price incl. VAT
Product information

Automatic Feeding
JBL’s practical automatic feeder enables the automatic feeding of aquarium fish. The automatic device is suitable for all granulates up to 3 mm.

Feeds up to 4 times a day
AutoFood can be set for up to 4 feeds a day. The device has an On/Off switch for the manual operation. The feeding times and the quantity can easily be set on the display. AutoFood has an air connection to keep the food dry.

Easy to mount
The automatic device can be attached by suction cups or a stable clamp mounting. The mount can be rotated by 360 degrees.

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JBL Autofood BLACK

Art. no.:
EAN Code:
Volume packaging:
2.84 l
Gross weight:
492 g
Net weight:
409 g
Weight factor:
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
95/193/155 mm


Animal species: Arowana, Artemia, Axolotl, Barbels, Bettas, Bichirs/reedfish, Blowfish, Catfish, Cichlids (South America), Clawed shrimps, Corals, Crayfish, Crustaceans, Danions, Discus, Dwarf crayfish, Dwarf shrimps, Flowerhorn, Gill maggots, Gobies, Goldfish, Gouramis, Guppy, Juvenile fish, Killifish, Livebearers, Loaches, Mussels, Newts, Panchaxes, Rainbowfish, Snails, Spiny eels, Tetra, Veiltails, blood parrot cichlids, freshwater butterflyfish
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: For all aquariums
Material: plastic (PC)
Colour: transparent / black

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No

Technical Data

Height:100 mm
Length:180 mm
Width:80 mm
Does the AutoFood automatic feeder work with all types of batteries?

In general, the automatic feeder works with all AA mignon batteries. With zinc-carbon batteries it can happen that despite the display "battery full" the device suddenly switches off under load, for example when feeding. The same applies to all rechargeable mignon cells that do not discharge linearly and suffer a sudden voltage drop and are quickly "completely empty" from "completely full".
For a functioning battery indicator, we recommend alkaline manganese batteries (non-rechargeable), which are available in every supermarket and electronics retailer and represent the standard on the market.

Why does the JBL AutoFood suddenly turn off?

You’ve only pressed one button or the automatic feeder has just started feeding when the machine cuts off completely? Are the display and buttons no longer working? This is a clear signal that at least one of the batteries has too little voltage. Replace all three batteries with new / charged batteries.

What foods are suitable for the JBL AutoFood?

Suitable are: GranoColor mini, GranoMix mini, Grana, GranoColor, GranoMix, GranaCichlid, GranaDiscus, NovoBits, NovoFlower mini, GoldPearls mini, MariPearls, GoldPearls, NovoPearls and all granulates larger than 1.0 mm. Using smaller granulates can lead to overfeeding.

Do not use flake food since it can quickly clog/stick to the screw conveyor. Only use fine flakes the size of a granulate.

Blog (opinions & experiences)

Adapter for JBL PRONOVO tins to fit on the AUTOFOOD - storage space for long holidays

Mounting the tin on the feeder increases its volume from 125 ml to 375 ml.

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The JBL Interns - JBL Aqua-Myths #3

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Video: JBL AutoFood Automatic Feeder for Feeding Aquarium Fish in Holiday Time

Who takes care of your aquarium fish when you’re on holiday? Who feeds your fish when you are out and about? Why not let the automatic feeder manage your aquarium fish feeding in future?

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Inside JBL – How does the food get in the tin?

You’ve probably already asked yourself how food gets put in tins. During our company tours we not only show our visitors how food is manufactured, but also how the tins are filled and sealed.

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Now even more safety with the free JBL GarantiePlus

Buyers of JBL technical products can rest even more on the safe side now because JBL is offering them a guarantee claim for two additional years free of charge. Just register your product online within the 2-year manufacturer guarantee period.

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The JBL Automatic Feeder is Product of the Year 2015

Zoo Zajac’s specialist sales assistants and customers conclusively voted the JBL automatic feeder “AutoFood” the product of the year 2015.

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JBL feeds your fish – when and as much as you want

The JBL AutoFood Automatic Feeder is here right in time for the Christmas holidays. Anyone going away, or so busy during the holiday season that they are likely to forget to feed their aquarium inhabitants, no longer need worry with the JBL AutoFood.

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Reference guide (Themeworld)


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What happens to your aquarium when you’re on holiday? Here’s how to get it looking better than before the holiday!

Fish nutrition

The right diet for ornamental fish. The right food for every species thanks to the PRONOVO species concept.

Daily care

How much daily or weekly care is involved? What are the basic maintenance measures for your aquarium?

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Installation technical items

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Additional product information and downloads

  • JBL AutoFood BLACK-DATZ Testlauf-07-2015
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safety instructions

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Customer reviews


Overall rating: 4.9
16 public review(s) for this product.

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16 more reviews in other languages

16 Reviews in other languages

LadyDiscus - Polish

L. Tessadri - Italian

Eccellente, facile da programmare e molto precisa consiglio

_aqua4you_ - German

Kinderleichte Einstellung! Ich bin selbst kein Fan erst lange Bedienungsanleitungen zu lesen und das ist bei dem Produkt auch nicht nötig. Batterien rein, etwas Rum probieren und fertig. Das System ist zum Glück selbsterklärend. Was mir noch gefallen würde ist ein Rohr welches wie eine Futterdose aufgeschraubt wird und so das Fassungsvolumen vergrößert. Von Haus aus reicht das Volumen aber auch schon massig aus.

tropheus_italia - Italian

A distanza di qualche mese posso dire che è una super mangiatoia affidabile e duratura nel tempo con una precisione incredibile, materiali e componenti molto resistenti, con il suo sistema innovativo si può dare a questo oggetto la massima affidabilità per i nostri pesci in acquario l, prodotto eccellente!

Malawi-Cichliden-Portal - German

Der AutoFood Black ist ein Klasse Futterautomat der währen der Urlaubstzeit eine große Unterstüzung ist. Er Füttert auf die Sekunde genau die Menge an Futter die vorher in die Uhr eingegeben wird. Flocken, Sticks sowie Granulate sind kein Problem. Ich von meiner Seite würde aber Granulat vorziehen denn dieses funktioniert einwandfrei.

Eine Top Unterstützung während der Urlaubszeit.


Comment from JBL:

Hallo F. Kovert, danke für das Feedback. Zur Info, Flockenfutter sollten nicht verwendet werden, da diese die Förderschnecke schnell verstopfen / verkleben können. Lediglich feinste Flocken, in der Größe einer Granulats, können verwendet werden.

ShrimpPuddle - German

Toller Futterautomat, einfache Bedienung die gut erklärt ist und eine gute Auswahl an Zubehör für verschiedene Montagearten, was will man mehr. Man muss nur bedenken das der Automat nur für Granulat geeignet ist, ich hin sehr zufrieden.

marcs.jungle - German

Ums Futter müssen sich meine Tiere ab sofort keine Sorgen mehr machen! Das kommt automatisch und auf die Sekunde genau auf den „Teller“ :-)

malawi_aquaristic - German

Dieser Futterautomat hat absolut 5 Sterne verdient! Sehr gute Unterstützung, besonders wenn man mal in den Urlaub fährt. Die Bedienung ist sehr einfach und die Dosierung der Futtermenge lässt sich super einstellen.

Es empfiehlt sich jedoch den Automaten mit Granulat zu verwenden und nicht mit Flockenfutter. Ist das Granulat eher kleiner, sollte man eine geringere Dosierung einstellen.

fishrimps9 - Spanish

5 meses despues de su compra sigue funcionando tan bien como el primer dia, y con la comida seca, ya que tiene el adaptador del tubo del aireador

aquascaping.tv - German

Jak wybierasz się na dłuższe wakacje i masz zgraje ryb to lepiej im zapewnić stały pokarm. Wole to urządzenie od mojej teściowej :) bo zawsze doda tyle jedzenia ile ustawie.

cichlids_spain - Spanish

Muy contento con el producto , muy practico y muy facil de configurar .

Yo lo uso para uno acuario con peces disco y como se tiene que alimentar 4 o 5 veces al dia es muy pratico y fiable .

Lo recomiendo 100 %

Aqua4Scape - German

Der Futterautomat ist wirklich eine echte Empfehlung. Trotz der vielen Einstellungsmöglochkeiten ist er einfach in der Bedienung und für alle Arten von Futter geeignet. Man kann ihn sehr präzise und vielseitig einstellen.

zulu_malawi - Italian

Prodotto che utilizzo ormai da molto tempo per un dei miei acquari.

Di facile intuizione e sopratutto permette di non dimenticarsi mai di poter alimentare i nostri amati pesci.

Le batterie per mia precauzione le sostituisco una volta ogni due mesi e null’altro...per il resto fà tutto da sè

fishrimps9 - Spanish

desde que lo tengo no me preocupo cuando ni cuanto echar de comer, se puede programar varias tomas y muy sencillo

imaquarium - German

Eine klasse Unterstützung für die tägliche Fütterung.

Die Ersteinrichtung des Geräts ist wirklich sehr einfach und schnell erledigt.

Bei mir kommt das Gerät seit mehreren Monaten tagtäglich zum Einsatz und erledigt seine Aufgabe sehr zuverlässig. Zur Zeit verwende ich Granulat. Die Dosierung funktioniert einwandfrei.

Im Lieferumfang sind auch zwei Befestigungen enthalten, die ich jedoch nicht nutze.

Tipp: Stellt zu Beginn lieber wenige Rotationen ein, da die ausgegebene Futtermenge je nach Futter ansonsten zu groß ausfallen kann.

Aquaklausi - German

Tolle Erleichterung der Regelmäßigen Fütterung.

Ich benutze den Automaten jetzt ca. 4 Monate.

Ich füttere 4x täglich. Es sind immer noch die 1. Batterien drin.

Ich mische mein Futter im Futterautomaten. Es gehen Flocken, Sticks, Tubifix sowie alle möglichen Granulate einwandfrei durch.

4 Sterne weil ich die Bedienung gerne noch etwas besser haben würde. Ansich aber simpel und gut einstellbar.

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