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

What would be the dosage for a 75 gallon tank 

Asked by: Jharris13
As it is one teaspoon per 10 gallons, you would dose with 7 teaspoons. Your tank probably does not hold 75 gallons with the gravel and decor dispersing some of the space allotted for water. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-05

Should I also remove my polishing pad as well as my carbon? I have a Marineland canister filter.

Asked by: Chewyrat77
No, the polishing pad should be okay to leave in the filter system. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-02

Can you use Aquarium salt and ick remedy at the same time

Asked by: Dora
Yes, that is fine, no worries in combining those two in a freshwater tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-26

I have an apple snail and nerite snail in my tank. Will they be harmed by this product?

Asked by: jdacri
Yes, you would need to remove all snails from your tank for the duration of the treatment. Do a partial water change and run fresh carbon for about 24 hours prior to re-introducing the snails. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-19

I have snails and plants in my tank! Will this harm them or should I pull them out ? Thanks !

Asked by: Strng3rs
Yes, you would need to pull them out or set up a hospital tank for the sick fish. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-23

Can I use ick remedy to treat my 55 gal angelfish tank. There are three otocinclus in it. Or do I need to remove them first.

Asked by: Angelfish Haven
You definitely would want to remove the otocinclus first. Another option is to remove the sick fish and use a hospital tank to treat them. Something small like a 10 gallon, with a sponge filter. Fill it with water from the 55. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-23

Hi one of my Pearl gouramis has ick but the rest of the fish are fine for now. I also have live plants, Java Fern and Anubias. I already added 20ml dose for my 40 gallon tank. Should I take my plants out or will they be fine?

Asked by: DavisJ
We would recommend removing the plants. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-21

Hello, should I do a 1/2 a dose of treatment for my clown loaches or is it okay to do a full dose to treat the rest of my fish? And just to clarify, I add a new dose every 24 hours but need to do a 20% water change before each dose and treat for 4 days?

Asked by: ToniS
Since you have clown loaches, we'd be hesitant to recommend it at all, as they do not react well to meds, not even at half doses. If the clown loaches are not ill, we highly, highly recommend you set up a quarantine tank to move the sick fish to and treat them there. And yes, dose once a day, but the water change can be just 10-20%. You just want to keep the water quality up, meds are hard on it. Treat until the fish are well, an average of 3-4 days but possibly as much as a week. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-08-19

My question: Do I put only 1 teaspoon of ick remedy in my 10 gal & wait 4 to 6 days then change 25% of the water? Or do I add 1 teaspoon of ick remedy DAILY & change 25% of the water DAILY as well? Sorry, but extremely poor instructions on the bott

Asked by: Hello2
You treat once a day until the fish are well. So add the teaspoon every 24 hours. Be sure to do a small partial water change, about 10%, prior to each dose. At the end of treatment, 4-6 days after the beginning of it, do a 25% water change. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-17

will this product also work on velvet? Bruce

Asked by: confused1
No, you need a copper based product for that disease. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-29

Should the water be blue after I use this product or am I overdosing?

Asked by: Drgreenthumb
It will turn it a very slight blue tint, but that should dissipate fairly quickly. If it is a deep or vivid blue, check your dosage. For more help, call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-17

Petsmart sold this to me for my Betta in a 1 gallon bowl. I already used 1/10 tsp. 1st day with 50% water change. 2nd day with 20% water change. Can I continue using this in a bowl?

Asked by: Fishs
As long as you keep up with the water changes you should be okay. We usually don't recommend meds in bowls because of the lack of filtration, etc. Your betta would be better off in a 2 or 5 gallon tank with a heater though. Bettas definitely require heaters, and this is probably why he has ick. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-01

Ike remedy treats external parasites and fungal infections. What type of fungal infections?

Asked by: Stills
Fungal infections due to irritation from parasites. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-15

Is this product safe to use at the same time as using amoxicillin in a tank? 

Asked by: M2018
No, we do not recommend mixing medications from different companies at all. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-15

I'm confused as it says directly on the bottle that it treats fungal infections. Scrolling down in the answers to questions it says it is only for egg. So which one is it?

Asked by: Dragonesse
It treats both ick and true fungus infections. A true fungus is due to injury, not a bacterial infection. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-12

What fungal infections does ick remedy treat?

Asked by: Stills
Ick Remedy treats ick, a parasite/protozoal infection, not a fungal infection. For fungus, use Fungus Guard. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-11

Can this product be use for saltwater fish

Asked by: Vince shyboi
No, it is specifically for freshwater tanks. We do not make a marine medication at this time. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-11

I used this once for my fish, but I have an intense phobia of toxic chemicals. If I accidently came into direct contact with this stuff on my skin, and then very thouroughly wash and rinse my hands, will I be ok? 

Asked by: hatetoxicchemicals
Yes, of course. It will stain you blue but will wear off, and will not harm you. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-08-19

Thanks for your help! The tank is a quarantine tank he came from a 75 gal with other Acara that are fine. water quality is good. faded spots are all over him we call him Freckles ( he is only 3'') .Will try the All-In-One Remedy if you think it will help.

Asked by: Freckles
It should, yes. It is always better to use a medicine that hits the problem directly, but his issue can be parasitic or bacterial. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-22

My Electric Blue Acara, (Freckles) is sick. I tried this product ICK for a week then I gave him a break but is getting more faded spots. He is in a 10 gal tank, I added 2 Tlbs of Aquarium salt last water chg. Can I try the Ick again or something else?

Asked by: Freckles
No, he does not have ick apparently or he would be better. The tank is a bit small for this species, which requires a minimum of a 50 gallon tank, so the environment may not suit him. Make sure his water quality is excellent. If by faded spots you mean he has washed out areas on his body, this could be bacterial, environmental or parasitic. Again, improve his environment but also try All-In-One Remedy. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-20

Hey is this remedy safe for Pictus Catfish? It works great for all my other fish. If it does not work for Pictus Catfish what is the next best way to treat it. I just caught the ick. I’ve had it before and treated immediately but am unsure bout Pictus.

Asked by: Duck dude
No, this is not recommended for scaleless fish, which pictus cats happen to be....there are very few known safe treatments for scaleless fish beyond raising the water temperature, increasing oxygen and doing water changes. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-18

Is this safe to use at any level in a tank housing Striped Raphael catfish. I have a 50 gallon with 2 of them plus Rainbows.. I have lost 3 fish in the last 24 hours (2 rainbows and 1 placo).

Asked by: BABr
They are a scaleless fish, so we would recommend removing the Raphael first, then treating the tank. Once the treatment is complete, do a partial water change and run fresh carbon for several hours, then put the catfish back into the tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-22

I have a beta fish in a 2 gallon tank. How many drops of this should I add? I only added two & I’m not sure if that’s enough....

Asked by: Ariella
1/8 of a teaspoon and be sure to have plenty of water movement. Do a water change prior to each dose as well. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-12

I didn't understand the instructions. It says that I treat for 4-6 days, do you treat every day? also do you have to do a water change with each dose if the spots ARE going away.

Asked by: FishLover10
Treat once a day until all spots are gone. Do a partial water change prior to every treatment to keep the water quality in good shape. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-11

What is in the marineland ick remedy. No ingredients are shown anywhere. I am looking for formalin green (formaldehyde and malachite green). Thanks. 

Asked by: 17 people Andrea j
This is Victoria Green. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-04

is this safe to use in a community tank with plecos

Asked by: Jasmine
It is safe with plecos, yes. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-16

Hi how can I apply to the aquarium and how often? It's the first time I'm using this product and the first time have this issue with my fish tank

Asked by: Saith
You dose once a day. I prefer to mix it in a cup of tank water then pour it into the tank. Remove any carbon in your filter, but keep the filter running at all times. Do a partial water change prior to each dose. Dose each day until the fish are well - this can be a couple of days to about a week. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-09

1-After the treatment for ick what should I do ? 2-This product will kill the all bacteria after treatment time ? 3- I need to vacuum the all bottom of the tank or I need to use something else ? 

Asked by: Saith
Do a partial water change prior to each treatment to keep the water quality up. Once the fish are well, vacuum and do a partial water change again. Add fresh carbon back into the filter to help finish removing the medication and improve water quality. At this time, add Bio Spira for Freshwater as well, unless you are using a water conditioner by any company other than Marineland or Tetra. In that case, wait an hour or so, then add the Marineland Bio Spira. This will boost your biological filter. Feed lightly and watch the water quality over the following week. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-09

What is a carbon? I have a 30g filter for a 10g tank. I have a pleco was told to use more flirtation.  The filter has an ammonia filter. Will this affect the effectiveness of this rememdy? 

Asked by: Julz2811
Carbon is the black activated charcoal inside the filter cartridge. Carbon removes the medication from the water. I'm not sure what you mean by an ammonia filter. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-07

Will this remedy hurt my nerite snails?

Asked by: Julz1128
Yes. All medications are harmful to snails. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-07
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