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 treated my tank with this treatment for one week. Sadly, I still lost my sick fish. Now, another fish has ick. I'm not sure if I should still use this treatment. Do you have any stronger treatments and/or advise? Thank you.

Asked by: Silencedogood
Are you sure it is ick? Velvet can look like ick but needs a copper based medication. There are also some bacterial strains that can present like ick initially, usually on the tail. You will see 3 or 4 very separate distinct raised white bumps on the tail. You may not be diagnosing correctly. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-12-05

I also have snails, fry, and live plants. Also, what is the highest temperature that I can set my tropical tank at?

Asked by: Silencedogood
It is not safe for snails, and it would depend on what type of fish the fry are as to whether it is okay to use. Some plants are fine, others are not as tolerant of medications. Gradually raise it to 86 degrees over a 24 to 48 hour period. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-12-05

Is this treatment safe for plecos? I noticed my pleco looked unwell after using this treatment but I'm not sure if that is related.

Asked by: Silencedogood
Yes, as he is an armored fish, this medication is safe for him. Check your water quality parameters and do a partial water change. Medication is hard on the water quality. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-12-05

The instructions on the bottle say to treat 4 to 6 days. Does that mean to do the 25% water change and re-dose every day for 4 to 6 days--or just make the initial 25% water change and dose while keeping carbon out of the filter for 4 to 6 days?

Asked by: Big Franklin
That means to remove the carbon and leave it out till the fish are well, do a partial water change every 24 hours followed by another dose. Water changes can be 10-25%. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-11-19

I have a 75 gallon tank with an FX4 cannister filter. I have several cories that have ick, I see the white patches on their fins. My tank is heavily planted with java fern, java moss,water sprite and a bunch of other plants Temp 82.Ick remedy my solution?

Asked by: FishyFishyFishy
Medicating with plants in a tank is always a risk. This medication is fairly safe, but it also depends on the overall health of your tank. If it is well maintained on a regular basis, there should be no issue. A lack of oxygen due to large levels of organic matter - you will run into problems. Only you know how healthy the overall tank is, so use your judgement to decide. Such hardy species should be safe, however. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-10-23

Can I use this to treat my fish with my crawfish in the tank?  

Asked by: Jackie28
This medication is not recommended for tanks housing invertebrates such as crustaceans or mollusks, no. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-10-22

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
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