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

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

Is this product ok for a planted tank?

Asked by: Cosy
No, the ingredient is not safe for live plants. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-06-23

Hello, I was wondering the concentration of the active ingredient (Methylene Blue I believe?) in solution? Thank you, Mark

Asked by: mlibbs
The actual concentration is considered proprietary, unfortunately. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-21

Is blue water normal?

Asked by: Bereeli
If you mean after using this product, yes, it can temporarily be light blue. This should dissipate though. If you need further assistance, call us at 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-06-15

Is this safe for catfish?

Asked by: Big Jerm
Depends on the species. For the scaleless ones, no, it would not be recommended. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-06-08

We just got a goldfish the other day and I put him in a new habitat when I woke up he had a couple white spots on his finn's so I went to the pet store and they told me it was ick. I'm doing the treatment can I feed him as I normally would?

Asked by: Amanda825
It may or may not be ick, Amanda825. If it was just a couple of spots on one fin, there are certain bacterial growths that occur due to stress. Moving to a new home is stressful. I would monitor the water quality and do a small partial water change, maybe add some aquarium salt to the tank. And yes, feed him once or twice a day, one or two bites of food each time. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-06-05

Can LED lights be left on with this treatment? I heard somewhere that the light makes the treatment less effective

Asked by: LinnyRenee524
Yes, lights can be left on during treatment. That is an old wives tale regarding making the treatment less effective. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-06-05

Hello,  What are the active ingredients in this product? Thank you

Asked by: KDcustomer
Hi KDcustomer, Methylene blue is the active ingredient. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-06-01

Will this be ok with saltwater fish 

Asked by: Ryan29
Thanks for asking Ryan29! No, this is for freshwater tanks only. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-25

Goldfish has a white spot on their heads with what looks like a white cotton thread coming out of it. Been treating for ich.  Any ideas ? Thanks  

Asked by: Maxmanx4
Hi Maxmanx4, That is definitely not ich, but is anchor worm. Here is a link to information on treating it: http://www.tetra-fish.com/aquarium-information/aquarium-fish-diseases-how-to-spot-them.aspx. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-23

Well to be more clear it's a 100 gallon pre form pond the turtle is a juvenile about 3 in across the pleco is adult approx 12in in length the guppies are meant as food . Main question due to the pleco and GSP I have being sensitive. how do I dose? 

Asked by: Thtsameguytoze
You cannot use this product with a turtle so the turtle has to be removed. The pleco is fine with it as are the guppies. Additionally, if this is an outdoor pond, this is not intended for outdoor usage. We do make a pond product in our Tetra line, called Tetra Pond Fish Treatment. It too, cannot be used with turtles. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-11

safe on red eared slider turtles ?  Or shall I take the turtle out to treat the Plenco .

Asked by: Thtguytoze
First, we don't recommend keeping fish with turtles, typically, for a lot of reasons. One is most turtles are kept in tanks that are too small anyway, so water quality is not very good. Another is that turtles will generally eat fish. Your pleco isn't very visible to the turtle because of his coloration, and the fact he doesn't move much so he is relatively safe from the turtle. In regards to the Ick Remedy though, no, it is not safe for turtles. Turtles will absorb chemicals through their skin. The only one ever recommended for a turtle tank is a water conditioner or de-chlorinator. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-11

I am treating my tank for ich this is day 4. I will be continuing the treatment because one of my angelfish still has one attached to her fin. Noticed ph change. Did Ich Remedy do this? Can I use ph up while still treating?

Asked by: Melanie1
Hi Melanie1, Do not worry about the pH while medicating. Make sure you are doing small, partial water changes prior to each dose to keep the water quality in good shape. This should naturally prevent a drop, unless your tap water has a low alkalinity level. Ich typically will not show as one spot. I would recommend discontinuing treatment for a day, do a partial water change, and run fresh carbon for a few hours, then if the spot doesn't disappear on its own, start another round. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-04

Does "treat 4 to 6 days" mean once a day for 4 to 6 days??

Asked by: unsure1
Correct, unsure1! Treat once a day, every day, for up to 6 days. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-05

Is this ick treatment harmful to my shrimp

Asked by: Misty7
Yes, it cannot be used with invertebrates. Very few medications can be used with shrimp or other inverts. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-29

What if I overdosed tank with marineland treatment for white spot

Asked by: Angiew78
This can kill the inhabitants, so you should do a pretty good partial water change, and run some fresh carbon in your filter. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-24

Is this good for a saltwater tank?

Asked by: Redestiny
No, it is only recommended for freshwater aquaria. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-20

I removed the carbon filter.  How long do I leave it out? 

Asked by: KCox7277
The entire time you are treating. Once the fish are well, it can go back in. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-17

I have a mostly Malawi Cichlid Tank.  Ick took my only non-Africans (3 five year old clown loaches).  Should I be turning up the heat or adding aquarium salt?  Just started Marineland today, as Kordon wasn't working.

Asked by: Howie51
I would do both if the tank is mostly African cichlids. Gradually raise the heat to 84 degrees, and add two tablespoons per ten gallons of water of aquarium salt. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-09

Is this safe for fish fry? Have 2 Molys, 3 Platys, 5 neon tetras, and 9 fish fry. Had a Plecostomus but it just died tonight. Appears to be some white spots on black Moly and one of the Platys. 37 gallon tank, just raised to 80F today, added 2 Tbs Salt

Asked by: fish123fish123
For salt to benefit, it would be two tablespoons per ten gallons of water. However, your neon tetras will not appreciate the salt. Temperature should gradually be raised to 84 degrees for 24-48 hours. Your neon tetras tend to be delicate, and also may not do well with this medication. If the fry are mollies or platys they should be fine. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-10

How or what do you use to clean this off of hardwood floor after it has dries?

Asked by: Captextreme
We have never tested this on hardwood flooring. Possibly Oxyclean or hydrogen peroxide, but we recommend you do a small test spot to make sure it does not affect your hardwood. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-03
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