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

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

Is this axoltl safe I know they are fine with the blue but the green is toxic to them, and the treatments I found the ingredients on had 2 percent or so of green, I was hopeful and bought yours in hopes it's axxie friendly but won't use it until I know.

Asked by: Destiney
No, it is not safe to use Victoria Green with inverts or amphibians. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-09

is this product safe to use with plants and invertebrates? i'm noticing some ich spots on my fish, and i want to treat the whole tank to be safe. There are live plants, snails, and shrimp in the tank as well, and i don't want to harm them.

Asked by: CoreyStJean
Definitely not safe with the snails and the shrimp. As long as the tank is properly maintained and you keep filtration going, etc., it is safe for the plants. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-27

When it says to do a 25% water change, do we need to stick to that exactly? Or can we just remove a fair amount of water? I've got a 20 gallon tank. What does the water change promote? Removal of infection?

Asked by: jthornton
You can remove anywhere from 10% to 33%. You really don't to remove more than that as you can damage your biological filter. The water change keeps the water quality up as meds can cause it to deteriorate. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-07-05

I just purchased this product for 2 Mollies in my 10 gallon tank who are showing white spots on their bodies. The instructions are a little confusing. For each day of treatment do I use another dose of the "Ick Remedy"? Please reply ASAP. Thank You.

Asked by: Daisy2013
Yes, do a partial water change, just a small one, and re-dose once a day or every 24 hours, until all spots are gone. You asked a question about the corydoras cats as well, and yes, it is safe for them. Just be sure to not overdose this product, and keep your filter and air pumps operating. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-20

 Yes, the Ick Remedy works great on getting rid of the ick on my fish, but how do you get the stain off your fingers, that of course,  accidentally got obtained while treating. 

Asked by: Livi
It will wear off on its own in a few days, but you can use vinegar, nail polish remover (with acetone), or try rubbing alcohol. AquaSafe Plus, a water conditioner, may also remove it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-07

Is there any information about whether Seachem's Purigen filtration media will filter out this medication? I pulled my activated charcoal out and wanted to know if I should pull the Purigen as well.

Asked by: jseratt
As this is a competitor's product, it would be best if you contacted them. We are unable to advise on other company's products, unfortunately, since we do not have access to their technical specifications. However, I am sure their website would be most useful. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-07

Is it safe for sun/eclipse catfish? 

Asked by: Kay98
No, we would not recommend it for catfish since they are scaleless. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-06

After putting in my first dose, when do i put back in my carbon filter?

Asked by: Tim88
Tim88, Thank you for your inquiry. You would put the carbon filter cartridge back into the filter system once the complete treatment is done. Typically you will be treating every 24 hours for about 4-6 days with a 25% water change prior to each treatment being added to the aquarium. After the final treatment you would want to wait 24 hours and then add the cartridge back to the filter. Thank you, Christina
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2017-03-03

Used this in my 300 discus tank with 3 Imperial Flower Loaches. The Loaches are gasping real bad, lost 1 of them and I am wondering if this product is toxic to them? I moved 2 of them to my nano, still alive but don't look good. All others are OK.

Asked by: Murfman
Murfman, Thank you for your question. However, Loaches are scaleless fish and may be more sensitive to chemicals that are introduced to the aquarium. Thank you, Christina
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2017-03-03

I am a little confused by the directions on the bottle. Do I treat my tank every 24 hours for 4-6 days or after treating for one day wait 4-6 days then treat every 24 hours? I don't want to overdose my tank. Thank you! 

Asked by: Morgans5
Morgans5, Thank you for your inquiry. The product is a 24 hour treatment cycle with a 25% water change before each treatment into the tank and then retreat for 4-6 days. After the final treatment, you would perform another 25% water change and then add the carbon filter pad back to your system. Christina
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2017-03-19
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