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

I use ick remedy when introducing new fish as a precaution. Just a dose but I Forgot what to do after. I just do one dose. But when should I do a water change and re introduce the carbon filter - after 6 days? 4? Should I do another dose? 

Asked by: Vladdy
Vladdy, Thank you for your inquiry. Ick Remedy is a 24 hour treatment. You would want to use the product, then after 24 hours do a 25% water change and add the filter cartridge back to the system. If you are planning on retreating after the 24 hours, then just perform the 25% water change and then add the treatment back to the tank. Christina
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2017-02-27

Do I dose my tank everyday or every 4 to 6 days? Directions are unclear 

Asked by: Vince1234
Vince1234, Yes, you treat every 24 hours with a 25% water change being performed before the new treatment is added to the tank. Christina
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2017-03-10

If I have an empty tank that still has the ich parasite will putting extra medication in the empty tank and raising the temperature, treat the tank of the parasites currently inside?

Asked by: evaaa
Evaaa, Thank you for your inquiry. However, I would raise the temperature to 82 degrees if you can, and continue treating the tank for the appropriate amount per the tank size. Christina
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2017-02-27

I'm confused after reading some responses here: is this product safe or not for freshwater aquarium plants? I've already treated my 20 gallon tank with the rec. dosage. Should I remove my live plants?

Asked by: Charlene
The main ingredient in this product is Victoria Green, otherwise known as Malachite Green, which is not safe for live plants, invertebrates or sensitive fish such as scaleless fish, in general. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-10

I accidentally added 2 teaspoons to my 10 gallon tank. Realized mistake did an immediate 50% water change. Fish are hanging out at the top of the tank now. Help!

Asked by: Tammi73
The partial water change was the right thing to do, and you can increase aeration in the tank. Add fresh carbon to the filter as well, to pull the medication out of the water. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-22

My dog ingested this when he bit into the bottle. Is this poisonous for dogs? Do I need to rush him to the vet? Not sure what the ingredients are as he chewed through the label.

Asked by: KaleyK
The main ingredient is Victoria Green. I will email the SDS sheet to you directly, but as long as he did not consumer the entire bottle, or a large portion of it, he should be fine. Watch for signs of diarrhea as a dog eating anything not normal to his diet, can get a very upset tummy. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-10

can't read instructions on label, Where can I find a written usage instructions on your web site? Thaank

Asked by: ickie
We do not have them on our site at this time. We are in the process of updating the site, however, and they will appear on there eventually. In the meantime, we will email them to you directly. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-06

I understand the main ingredient is Victoria Green. Are there any other ingredients in this product? Should gloves be worn when handling?

Asked by: AquariumNewbie
The other ingredient is nitromersol. Victoria green will stain aquarium sealant and other materials, so you may want gloves to prevent it from staining your fingers. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-06

is this plant safe, please answer asap. my fish are dying

Asked by: petethefish
No, it is not plant safe. We would recommend removing the live plants and placing them in a bucket of water while treating the tank. To kill anything on the plants, use potassium permanganate. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-02

My carbon is pretty much dead (over 3 months) and due for a change, so rather than unplug the filter (a Fluval 205), pull the carbon, reinstall, & reprime, could I just add the Ick Remedy to the existing water & change carbon after treatment? 35gal tank.

Asked by: Pappy
Yes, the carbon should not pull the medication out. That being said, your filter is very overdue for a cleaning so the organic matter may present some issues, but as long as you do a small partial water change prior to dosing the tank, you should be okay. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-01

Is this safe to use with aquatic frogs

Asked by: Will21
No, absolutely not. No medication should be used in a tank with aquatic frogs as they can absorb chemicals through their skin. To treat the fish, remove the frogs until the treatment is over, do a partial water change at the end, and run fresh carbon for several hours, then place the frogs back in the tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-23

We have 2 mollies with Ick in our 28 gallon Marineland tank. Are we supposed to remove the filter cartridge from the filter? It says to remove the carbon cartridge from the tank.... Is that what it means?

Asked by: SUPER NEWBIE FISH LOVER
Yes, that is exactly what it means. Dependent on what type of filter you own, you remove the carbon cartridge or filter cartridge, carbon pack, etc., from the system. Leave the filter operating, however, to provide oxygen. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-16

Can I use this on my beta fish?

Asked by: Wehiggins2004
Yes, it is safe to use on bettas. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-16

can this be used on red tail shark or other non scaled fish

Asked by: jessales
No, we do not recommend this for scaleless or sensitive fish. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-16

Can this be used on bettas?

Asked by: DentedDiva
Thank you for your interest in Marineland products! Yes, it can definitely be used with bettas as long as your tank is filtered, and heated. Do not use it if he is just in a room temperature bowl. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-10

how do i use the product

Asked by: jayb
Thank you for your interest in this Marineland water care product! Do a small partial water change prior to each dose. Remove the carbon from your filter system, but keep your filter in operation. Dose every 24 hours until the spots are completely gone. It is also a good idea to dose one time, about 7 days after the last dose to ensure you have removed all of the larvae from the tank. This product is not recommended for sensitive or scaleless fish, invertebrates, snails, etc. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-05

Are you supposed to dose this everyday? Or once every 4-6 days?

Asked by: Jonathan D
Thank you for your interest in this Marineland product. You would dose every 24 hours until the fish are no longer showing spots. This could take up to 7 days. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-17

Hi is this safe to use for a dragon bichir fish? He is in a 60 gallon tank and has a fungus on his skin. 

Asked by: Wehiggins2004
No, he is a scaleless fish, and this medication is not recommended for such fish. You will have a hard time finding a safe treatment for him. I would recommend a partial water change of 30% as a lot of times, water changes are all that is needed to improve the health of a fish. If that does not resolve his issue, try a half dose of Marineland All In One Treatment. Watch him closely and if he reacts to it negatively, be prepared to treat the water with a de-chlorinating water conditioner to remove the medication. Follow the directions on the package carefully, and call us if you have questions. 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-03

Hi is your product ick remedy considered reef safe and invert friendly?

Asked by: Reefcrazy
Thank you for your interest in this Marineland product! Unfortunately, no, it would not be safe for either. The main ingredient is Victoria Green, which is definitely not recommended for marine environments. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-29

can i use this for saltwater? or is it for freshwater use only?, because on this container doesnt specify for wich use. what brand is the best to cure ich from a saltwater?

Asked by: Monika
Thank you for your interest in this Marineland product! The main ingredient in this product is Victoria Green, and it is not recommended for use in marine aquaria. We would recommend Instant Ocean LifeGuard, which is also one of our products. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-28

Is this ick treatment safe for gold skirt and blood fin tetras?

Asked by: Newby16
Most parasitic medications are not necessarily safe for tetras, in general. We are unable to speak to particular species, as the condition of the tank plays a large part in these cases as well, but we do recommend trying a half dose initially, to see how the tetras handle it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-19

will the product harm your fish if you do not remove activated carbon filter cartridge

Asked by: kendall56
Thank you for your question regarding this Marineland product! No, it certainly won't harm anything; the carbon will pull the medication our of the water, so it is not effective. Basically, the treatment is wasted. If you left the carbon in the filter, we would just recommend removing the carbon, and dosing the tank with a full dose again. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-19

Is this safe to use with inverts , like snails and shrimp in tank ?

Asked by: law1977
Thank you for your interest in this product. Unfortunately, no, it is not. We do not make a parasitic medication that would be safe for them. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-12

What fish are not safe to use this product with

Asked by: Seth7sully
Basically any that are scaleless or sensitive such as most tetras, ram cichlids, loaches, most catfish, eels, etc. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-05

does it treats gill flukes?

Asked by: zen09
Thank you for your interest in this Marineland product! Yes, it is effective against gill flukes as well as ich. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-01

I have just purchased the ick remedy and I am a little confused on the instructions. Do I dose my fish every day?

Asked by: Chrissy888
Thank you for your question. Yes, you would dose the tank once every 24 hours for a total of 5-7 days, depending on how long it takes for your fish to become well. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-29

Can I use this in a freshwater 10g with a GSP puffer . Betta and a big pleco. Can I use this ?!?!??!

Asked by: Toze
Thank you for your question Toze! Absolutely not with a puffer! They do not tolerate chemicals well. Do a partial water change to the tank, and add aquarium salt instead - 2 tablespoons dissolved in the new water. Treat the total volume of water with Marineland Water Conditioner, instead of just the amount of water you are changing, and gradually raise the water temperature to around 86 degrees for 2 days. Make sure there is plenty of aeration since warmer water will contain less dissolved oxygen. By the way, the big pleco probably needs a new home. A 10 gallon tank is too small for any pleco exceeding 3-4 inches. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-23

I have a class pet fish that lives in a small, less than a gallon of water tank, no filter. Is the "Ick Remedy" safe for this fish. It looks like he might have fish rot. His upper fin is grayish white and whittling away. If not what is recommended?

Asked by: Peanuts1234
We appreciate your inquiry! No, it would not be safe. Adding medications to any tank without aeration is very risky. Additionally, this fish is losing its dorsal fin because of either a temperature issue or water quality issue. His tank is too small and he needs a heater. He also needs daily partial water changes in his current environment. In a larger, 2-5 gallon system with a filter system, a partial, water change every week or two would suffice. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-27

It says on the bottle of Ick Remedy that it treats external parasites and fungal infections. Does that include the fungus that causes fin rot? Can I use a few drops in my bowl that contains one Betta that is losing his fins?

Asked by: Angie207
The answer to both questions is no. It treats fungal infections that are due to external parasites. These are usually secondary type infections. Fin rot does not fall into this category. The betta is a very misunderstood fish. Because he is aggressive towards his own kind and cannot be kept in pairs or groups, stores separate them out into small bowls. While bettas are hardy and can handle such an environment in the short term; long term they need a tank of 2-5 gallons that is heated and filtered. Ideal water temperature is between 76 and 84 degrees Fahrenheit. They prefer slow moving water, so a very small filter is all that is needed to help keep the water cleaner, and to allow for treatments at times like the one you are currently experiencing. Medications cannot be placed in bowls because there is no water movement in most cases, and therefore, not enough oxygen to support both the chemical process and the fish. Fin rot is most often due to poor water conditions, low pH, and so forth. Improving these conditions will go a long way towards healing your fish. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-04

Is this treatment safe for freshwater aquarium plants and plecos ( I have a common pleco and 1 gold nugget pleco as well as several rummy nose tetras and cardinal tetras)?

Asked by: sevant23
I would not recommend it with the plants or the cardinal tetras. The others would be fine. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-02
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