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 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: 2018-01-05

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

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
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