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 3.9 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worked well against ich BUT... I was using an herbal remedy to get rid of ich in my tank with 4 mollies, an apple snail, and a Pictus catfish. That wasn’t working well so I bought this hoping it would take care of the issue. It did BUT I had no idea that catfish were sensitive to this medication. After treating for about 3 days, my catfish started looking ill. I stopped treatment (by now I started suspecting the meds) and still did my 25% water change along with adding activated charcoal back into the filter cartridge. My poor little catfish didn’t make it. I even looked at the bottle to make sure there were no warnings on it. I already knew in general to use half the dose with tetras but I had no idea about catfish. This product works but use caution with scaleless fish and tetras!!!!!! Marinelad really needs to add that to the label. There is a warning that it may turn your aquarium sealant blue but nothing about being dangerous to some types of fish. I only hope my snail will continue to do well.
Date published: 2018-08-01
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
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I'm battling ick as well as fungal infections I started treatment with ick remedy last night. Is there a fungal remedy that I can use in conjunction with ick remedy?

Asked by: Boxer mom
Not that we know of, no. We would recommend Marineland All-In-One which would treat both problems at once. http://www.marineland.com/Products/Food-and-Water-Care/Marineland-All-In-One-Remedy.aspx BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-10-02

how will this affect my peacock eel?

Asked by: wolf281631
Peacock eels are very sensitive to changes in water quality and medications. We would not recommend treating the tank, if possible. Remove the sick fish into a hospital tank instead. If the eel is the one with the ick, then you will need to try a more natural method such as gradually increasing temperature while providing plenty of oxygen. Temp needs to be 86 for at least 3 days, once you reach it. Take a day or two to get it that high. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-09-25

what temperature should I set tank at when treating ick? Fresh water tropical Fish will be remaining in the tank.

Asked by: Kathy486
It should always be at least 76-78 degrees, but when treating ick, take a day or so to very gradually bring it to 86 degrees. Be sure to provide plenty of aeration and watch the fish closely for any signs of stress. Do partial water changes prior to each dose of medication. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-09-21

Was suggested this product for my bala shark he has red fin does this product work for that or is there another antibiotic I should have. And is it safe for fish that are not infected? 

Asked by: Kiel
We would recommend All-In-One Remedy as this product is only for ick and other parasites. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-10-13

A few of guppies have a swollen white lips on mouth all of a sudden, will this work for them if bacterial?

Asked by: Guppy mom
No, this medication does not treat bacterial issues. You would want All-In-One Remedy. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-09-21

After doing a 25% water change and re-dosing should that re-dose be 25% of the initial dose or the full dose again on each day of treatment Thanks

Asked by: DeDe
It should always be the full dose. Fish medication is like human medication, it generally only lasts for a certain period of time, basically 24 hours at the most. After that, it is no longer affecting the tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-09-18

After treatment and fish look healthy, will there still be ich at different stages of the life cycle presentor does this kill the parasite at all stages? Can the parasite still be alive at a reduced level and a sudden temp change trigger another outbreak?

Asked by: FishBrains
Ick is always present in the environment, just like the common cold is typically present in our environment. The fish become ill when stressed, same as us. So the parasite will still be in your tank, but it has a life cycle of 7 days. If you treat for 7 days, you should kill all of the stages. You can always come back in another week and do one dose, but you won't ever totally eradicate it. Sudden temperature changes will always have the possibility of causing ick. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-08-29

Before I added the ick remedy to my 5 gallon tank, I removed my plants and placed them in water in another 1 gallon tank. When I have finished the ick treatment, is it safe to put the plants back in the 5 gallon tank, or can the plants re-infect the tank

Asked by: 843cindy
Yes, it will be safe, once you do a partial water change and run carbon to remove the medication. The plants will not re-infect the tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-08-20
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