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 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

Can this be used on fry? My 55 gallon tank has ick and I used that water to start my 10 gallon which has convict fry. I dont see any visible issues with the 10 gallon but i know my 55 gallon has it so i want to treat both tanks.

Asked by: JackL
If you do not see issues, we recommend you do not treat. It can be used on fry, but all medications are hard on water quality so it would be safer and better for the little guys to not be treated. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-01

I have a 1 gallon set up for my fry (3) 2 mollies , 1 mickey mouse platy, and Oto. One of the mollies had ick but then it went away without meds, but I purchased your product anyway. My question is how much do I use for a one gallon tank?

Asked by: Calyso
You cannot use it with an oto. They are scaleless. Also, you need a filter or aerator running to use this in any tank. 1 gallon would require about 1/2 mL. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-27

when i do the 25% water change, should i add water conditioner and the ick remedy at the same time? also is this ick medicine safe for plecos? finally, when do we put the carbon back in the filter after adding the medication 

Asked by: FUZZYPUPPY456
Yes, you can add them both at the same time. And yes, it is safe for plecos. Do not put the carbon back until the fish are well and you are done medicating. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-24

What are the ingredients in sick remedy

Asked by: Saffron
Ick Remedy is Victoria Greene and Nitromersol. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-12

Is this product safe for live plants?

Asked by: Millie
No, it is not. Remove the plants till you are done with the treatment then put them back. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-04

I was under the belief that We needed to treat the take once with 5ml (for our 10gal tank) once, and that dosage would last 4-6 days. if that's not the case and we need to treat all 4-6 days, how many ml do we use after the water change? The full 5ml?

Asked by: Mr Archer H
No, you treat the entire tank once a day for 4-6 days. So dose 5 ml every day. Be sure to do a small partial water change prior to each dose. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-09

is this safe for pea puffers

Asked by: fish lady22
No, as they are scaleless. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-25

Barbs and pictus cats showed signs of ick. Half dosed meds yesterday w waterchange. Today my cats cant swim and barely breathe. 50% wc, no more meds, and put carbon back in filter. Ammonia and nits all normal. What else can I do for them?

Asked by: Super Bummed
Increase the temperature gradually to around 86 degrees. This will kill off the ick more rapidly. However, one drawback is the warmer the temp, the less available oxygen so be sure to be supplying plenty of air to the tank. Cats are scaleless and do not like meds. Half dose can even be too much for some species. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-20

A little confused on dosing directions. It says to add a teaspoon for 10 gallon tank and treat for 4-6 days.Then dose again every 24 hours if symptoms persist. Does this mean to dose the tank once, wait 4-6 days and then give daily if fish are not better?

Asked by: feathera
No, you dose once a day, for 4-6 days. Be sure to do a partial water change prior to each dose, and remove your carbon. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-14

Can I use ick remedy if my betta fish lives in a bowl?

Asked by: Georgeiscool
No, you need a filter or air pump. Also, he needs a heater and a filter as well, so he may have ick because he is too cold. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-13

i use this with filter rite siize c cartridge, i was told to cuz the filterback and remove all carbon, i did but some stayed in..should i just take it out completely or is this ok? i don't want med to not work cuz of carbon..ty

Asked by: hromeo
Generally, you want to simply remove the cartridge from the filter system altogether and leave the filter running. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-12

treated my chiclids because Of flashing, no visible signs of ick. Used 4 days, water changes as directed, no carbon. A few days later. 1 fish completely covered in spots and died. retreating with remedy, adding heat. Wondering if ick will be resistant?

Asked by: MixedMalawiTank
It sounds like your fish have a totally different parasite, possibly velvet and/or flukes, not ick. Flashing is usually a sign of flukes, and velvet looks a lot like ick but has small clusters of spots. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-31

When can I put my 2 nerite snails back in the tank after treatment?

Asked by: marty9
Wait 24 hours after the final treatment, do a 30% water change and run fresh carbon, wait 12 hours, then add the snails back. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-25

Can I use this product with three different fish that has been in the same tank for two years. I had to do a complete water change due to little white worms. I removed all the colored rock Last night and the water is perfect but one fish has ick.

Asked by: Cassandra
Since I don't know what types of fish they are, no idea. A complete water change is never a good idea as it means shocking the fish and starting over, usually. The white worms were probably planaria and they are caused by a lack of vacuuming and partial water changes. Ick remedy is for freshwater only, and not for scaleless fish or invertebrates, but all other fish should be fine. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-30

After treatment for velvet, when can I add my snail and shrimp back into the tank? Should I do a complete water change since I do not use a carbon filter? I took out the cycled filter before I started and only used a clean filter media to save it.

Asked by: White Rabiit
You would do a 30% water change. I would recommend getting carbon and making a "filter" out of it and a nylon stocking. Set it in the tank for 24 hours, just to be safe. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-30

I was wondering. It says change 25% of water. (I have a 20 gallon tank) Does that mean i add 10ML Everyday? Or just the 25% i take out which would be 2.5ML. Just wondering cause its the second day and i did 10ML and the tank is getting blue :P

Asked by: nanights98
You do a 25% water change once a day, and then add the amount of medication for the full amount of water in the tank after you refill the tank. The water change keeps the water quality in good shape, the medication has no effect within 24 hours hence the complete re-dose. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-21

Should I do a 25% water change before the first dose? Also after the first dose do I do a full dose of the tank size with a 25% change until all spots are gone? in addition to that I have a 75gallon tank do I put the full dosage right into the tank? 

Asked by: Jack9888
You do a 25% change prior to the first dose, and then prior to each other dose, you can do a slightly smaller one instead. This should be every 24 hours, and keep the carbon out during this time. Dose for the full amount of the tank since the medication breaks down within 24 hours. Yes, right into the tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-28

Will this work on an angel fish with pop eye issue??

Asked by: Wehiggins2004
No, this is not for pop eye, which is due to a bacterial and water quality issue. You would need Fungus Guard. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-25

Do you have to do a 25% water change like the bottle said and also do you have to remove your charcoal filter before using it

Asked by: Diane puzzled
Thanks for asking, Diane! Yes, it is essential to do a 25% water change prior to each dose. The reason for removing the filter is that the carbon in it removes the ick remedy from the water. Once treatment is complete, I suggest a final 25% water change and a new carbon filter.
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2017-07-20

I have used Ick remedy before with great results but since have added a lot of plants. Will ick remedy harm my plants? ( Anubias, val, java fern, java moss) Is it safe for most fish?

Asked by: german fish girl
Thanks for asking, german fish girl! This product is safe for plants but any invertebrates should be removed from the tank.
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2017-08-27

Is this meant just for ick? Or can it help treat other fungal infections as well?

Asked by: Fiaherhahn
Thanks for asking! Marineland Ick Remedy treats external parasites and fungal infections. I hope this helps!
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2017-07-13

Do you wait 4-6 days and then retreat every 24 hours? The instructions were a bit confusing. We added our first treatment yesterday night.

Asked by: Cupcakesftw
No, you treat every 24 hours until all of the spots are gone. This can take up to 4-6 days to complete. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-28

My oranda goldfish seemed like they had ick, so I put this product into their tank. Now they look like they're having hard breathing, keeps floating on their sides, and their fins look like they are rotting. Is it still ick or do they have something else

Asked by: Oranda123
No, that is not ick, that is either an ammonia issue or a bacterial issue. Water change of 50% immediately, and continue treating. Test the water for ammonia and nitrite. If either are high, add Marineland Freshwater Bio Spira. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-06-28

Can I use this with a Dojo Loach and a Clown Pleco? Like could I use half of the dosage?

Asked by: 29Gaquatics
Not with the dojo loach, no. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-07
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