Ick Remedy

Ick Remedy
Product No. ML90657
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Ick, commonly known as white spot parasite, is associated with fish stress like poor water quality, temperature fluctuations or new fish additions.  Ick is easy to treat and with long term healthy water conditions you can prevent reinfection.
  • Treats external parasites and final infections
  • Clears white spot disease fast
  • Will not harm biological filter
Ick Remedy is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Bought this with a recommendation when I noticed white spots on my guppies and black neon tetras. Before I used it I did a 75% water change vacuuming the gravel. Following the directions on the bottle I did a 25% water change everyday before adding solution. By the 3rd day I noticed the fish improving. By the 4th day the spots are gone and the fish are happy. The two black fancy guppies looked in pretty bad shape before the ick remedy and I didn't think they would make it. I treated the tank for 6 days as a precaution. I highly recommend Marineland Ick Remedy as I have tried others and lost fish.
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Help? I have 5gl tank and started treating my betta & tetras with Marineland and salt for ick. I removed my filter did a 25% water change and started treatment. Now I'm wondering about my 3 plants, 2 cherry shrimp, 1 snail and Otto.... Will they be ok in tank?
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Going down hill fast I am using this right now and have been for four days. I started right away at the first sing of spots. After two days it looked like it was almost gone and now at four days my fish have so many spots and are very lethargic just laying on the bottom. I am doing the water changes and dosing at the same time everyday. I don’t know if this is going to work!
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible I had a really bad ick problem in my tank and could not get it under control. i tried 4 different medicines before I finally came across this Marineland product. It has a natural ingredient to it that wasn't harmful to my non-sick fish or any of my live plants. It will turn your water blue for a little bit after each dose but it will usually fade away before the next dose. My rock decoration has the slightest blue tint to it now (it actually looks kind of cool), but I'll take a slight blue stain over losing all my fish any day. After 5 days of treatment, every fish that had ick is 100% completely clear of it and everyone is doing great! Thank you so much for this product Marineland, you saved many fish lives at our house!!!!
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helped so much! I used this to treat a female betta I brought home from a pet store because she had really bad ich. I used 1/2 tsp of this in my 5 gallon tank daily and she was ich free in 5 days. I would highly recommend continuing to use this treatment and continuing water changes after all the white spots are gone to treat the ich leftover in the tank.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thumbs up This has cleared up the Ich on my Blue Rams nicely and within just a few days. My Neon Tetras and Cobra Guppies havent quite cleared up yet, but they look much better. I’m wondering whether or not this product is plant safe since a few of my Amazon Swords and Crytocorynes seem to be melting a bit.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Our fish recently got ick and I was super nervous. I read several different ways to treat the aquarium, but they were super laborious and complicated. I went to our local pet store and they recommended this product. We followed instructions,20% water change and such. Our cichlids are almost all cleared up and it’s been only 2 days! I am very pleased with this product.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alive and well I purchased marineland idk remedy last week Thursday and even though one of my fry didn't make it, my other 3 fishes (molly, Oto, and mickey mouse platy) are alive and well. Thank you Marineland!
Date published: 2017-11-01
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I use Aqueon Filter Cartridges. So for my Betta fish do I continue to use this filter during treatment or do I NOT use it?

Asked by: Richard F
If they have carbon inside of them, you remove the cartridge but you always leave the filter actually operating. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-18

Can this product be used in a freshwater tank?

Asked by: JesseRuth
Yes, this is only for freshwater tanks, and is not recommended for salt water. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-12

So I was just told my cichlids have ick (stress). I purchased this item and I’m currently trying to treat my aquarium. Do you add this with 75% water and water conditioner while fish are in there?? 

Asked by: Liljohnnie18
Do a 25% partial water change once a day, and add this along with your water conditioner. Fish can be in the tank, yes, because you place this in a bucket of new water then pour it in. Do this for up to 7 days or until all spots have disappeared. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-06-27

Is this safe to use if there are snails in the tank too?

Asked by: Teddi
No, any medication that is chemically formulated is not recommended for tanks housing snails, shrimp, etc. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-06-14

will this kill my aquatic plants? I have marimos and java moss and I read that ick can live on top of the plants as hosts, so want to use this, but I also don't want the plants to die.

Asked by: jackie27
It can harm some plants, yes. Most medications that treat ick are generally not good for plants. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-29

For scaleless fish such as loaches, black ghost knife fish..etc, can I still use this product? Some others suggest using half dosage. Is this applicable to Ick Remedy as well?

Asked by: TinoL
Thank you for asking! We do recommend using a half dose for scaleless fish. For more help please call Marineland at 1-800-322-1266. We are happy to help!
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2018-05-16

Unclear on the directions. This would be day 2 for me. Yesterday I added 50ml (5ml per 10 gallons as directed) into my 50 gallon tank. So do i do a 25 percent water change every day and add another 50ml? Or just enough to cover the clean water (8ml)?

Asked by: Melg23
Great question! You do a water change daily, and add the 50 ml. The medication breaks down and dissipates within 24 hours, just like most meds are no longer effective for us, after 24 hours, when we are ill. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-06-05

I’ve read two answers that this “is safe” and that it “is not safe” for live plants. Which is it? I’ve dosed once but don’t want to continue with the live plants in the tank unless it is safe. 

Asked by: Lolo2
No, this product is not safe for plants. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-03
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