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

While treating some gold fish my son won at a carnival I got it all over my hand! Is this anything to worry about? How would I remove the stains on my hand?

Asked by: BlueHand
No, not at all. Just wash with soap and hot water. If the stains persist after initial washing, try a little bit of aquarium water conditioner or nail polish remover. It eventually wears off. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-08

When I put the ick remedy in my tank, my gold fish swam through it like crazy.  It's almost like it gave them energy? Is this normal??

Asked by: Conn
No, it may be the medication was bothering the parasite which irritated the fish, causing the fish to react to the parasites dying off. Certainly, if the fish began to feel better from the parasites dying off, the fish may become more energetic. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-06

Can i use my uv with this product?

Asked by: Bigjohn
Good morning, We would recommend that you turn your UV system off during treatment and remove the filter cartridge, especially any carbon containers, during the use of this product. MINI
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2016-09-02

What is the effective ingredient in this product? Specifically, does it contain malachite green? I want to know if it will work for Velvet, as well as Ich. Thanks.

Asked by: Lucy1205
Victoria Green is the main active ingredient. Velvet requires a copper based product, which this is not one. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-08-30

Is Ick remedy fish treatment reef safe?

Asked by: Jpage
No, it is not. It is not safe for invertebrates, etc. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-27

Can I use it in a saltwater tank? 

Asked by: sam21
It is recommended for freshwater only. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-08-22

If I dosed my 125 gallon saltwater tank with your med and my protein skimmer removed the meds should I re-dose my tank?

Asked by: LynnJ
Yes, if the protein skimmer removed it, you will need to re-dose it, and this time, turn the skimmer off for a bit. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-08-21

I am currently using this product at half strength for my clown loach tank and i was wondering if I was still supposed to only use it for five days or should I go longer because it is half dose?

Asked by: Bobby J
That would depend on how fast the loaches improve, if they do at all. It is extremely hard to treat clown loaches. If they are not well in 5 days, do a partial water change and run fresh carbon for 24 hours, then remove it and re-treat for another 5 days. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-08-03

Hello, I would like to know if somehow the Marineland blue ick remedy may affect clown loach fish, snails and live plants. Thanks in advance; Luis R. Cruz

Asked by: Bucanero
Good morning, Thank you for your inquiry and we would advise that you use half strenght for scaleless or sensitive fish. We would also recommend removing the snails during use but it is safe to use with plants. MINI
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2016-07-29

Is this Marineland Ick Remedy product safe for all invertebrates?

Asked by: Lone Wolf 30
No, it is not safe for any invertebrates; the main ingredient is Victoria Green. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-07-25

I removed the carbon from my tank treated it for 5 days it's a 60 gallon fish are still really sick one died yesterday. I turned the lights out and raised the temp and started dosing aquarium salt, can I use this medication with increased temp and salt ? 

Asked by: Jake_gio
Yes, you can, but if the fish have not shown improvement in 5 days, they most likely do not have ick. Do a partial water change, add carbon for several hours to remove the meds, and use a different medication. They may have velvet, which is easily confused with ick, and in that case, you would need a copper based product. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-08-08

can it be used in a reef tank

Asked by: flash
No, it cannot. The main ingredient is Malachite Green or Victoria Green. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-07-18

Will our Lace Synodontis Catfish tolerate this treatment or shall we remove him to a quarantine tank?

Asked by: rstapley52
Good afternoon, Thank you for your inquiry and we would advise that you move him to a quarantine tank and treat him with half dose just in case he was contaminated. MINI
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2016-07-13

It's this product safe with Oranda goldfish and Black Moor goldfish? 

Asked by: Vera1
Good morning, Thank you for your inquiry and yes the product is perfectly safe to be used in a tank with Goldfish. Thank you again, MINI
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2016-07-13

 added four of the six bush fish about 2 weeks ago and within 2 days all but one fish is alive. They showed signs of white spot. I also noticed tiny larvae like movements all over. Any help would be great. Killed my ciclid's too

Asked by: Dillbro
Good morning, Thank you for your inquiry and we are sorry to hear that you are having troubles with your tank. We are more than happy to help, but need more information in regards to your set-up. Therefore, we will be emailing you directly for assistance. MINI
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2016-07-13

I have a 10 G tank I'm treating for ick. As one med was using didn't work. I was suggested changing to this. Unfortunately I have 2 neon Tetras and saw you said dose carefully Should I move the neons to a hospital tank and treat them differently?

Asked by: Lpvettech
Good afternoon, Sorry for the delay in response to your question. Yes, you would want to dose the Neon's separately, as they are very sensitive fish to treatments and would require half dosing for Ick Remedy. MINI
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2016-07-12

i bought this product and started treatment yesterday with the 25% water change as recommended . I wanna know when i do the water change do i need to add the other products (e.g.-conditioner , ph control , tap water declorinator etc) along with ick remedy

Asked by: nikhil786
Good afternoon, Sorry for the delay in response. When you are performing the water changes for the new treatments that you will be adding to the tank, you will only want to use the Water De-Chlorinator to remove chlorine from your water source prior to adding it to your tank. Once the water has been added to the tank, then you would be able to apply the Ick Remedy treatment and continue this procedure as long as necessary until the Ick is gone. MINI
Answered by: MINI
Date published: 2016-07-12

Do i need to dose my tank every day at 5ml per 10 gallons, for 4 to 6 days? Or should I be giving a second dose after 4 to 6 days?

Asked by: Katiedid
Dose once a day for 5 days in a row. Then put the carbon back into the filter, and do a partial water change. Wait 24 hours, and if your fish are not 100% well, then remove the carbon and begin dosing for a second set of 5 days, on day 7. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-27

How do you dose for a small tank? I've temporarily moved my Betta (who has white spots and SBD symptoms that didn't improve with fasting) into a .5 gallon hospital tank. I'm concerned about parasites and hope this medication can help.

Asked by: Frida
Your tank would have to have a filter or some sort of aeration, otherwise, we could not recommend medicating in it. As it is so small, I am concerned it does not have any aeration. It would be 1/10 of a teaspoon for 1 gallon, there really isn't any further way of breaking it down that I can come up with; this is a really small container. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-06-28

Is marineland ounce ick remedy fish treatment safe for scaleless fish or fire eel?

Asked by: DDortch81
No it is not. It is Victoria Green which is commonly known as Malachite Green these days and not safe for scaleless fish, sensitive fish or inverts. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-06-22

Pls provide directions for 10g tank w/ 4 female bettas & 1 pleco.3 bettas have white spots & 1 has white spots & whitish fuzz on tail.Will this treat ick & white fuzz?Can I use salt,conditioner & bacteria w/ this?do I dose full 10 gal after partial change

Asked by: Kaiyin
This will not treat fuzz, no, as that is a fungus or bacterial issue. You would want to do a daily partial water change of 10-20 percent prior to each dose. Treat the tank with Ick Remedy for the full 10 gallons each time. Use a water conditioner and salt for the amount of new water, not the total volume of the tank AFTER the initial time. For the initial water change, dose the salt and conditioner for the entire volume of the tank. Do not use bacteria until after the last water change/Ick Remedy treatment. So in other words, wait 24 hours after your last dose, do one more partial water change, add water conditioner and bacteria. At this point, the fish should be well and not need any salt either. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-06-15

does your ick remedy increase the ph level in a tank

Asked by: scottk11
All medications and chemicals can affect the pH to some degree. It is always best to keep an eye on water quality parameters when using any such product. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-06-08

I have two Glo Fish that have ick, Neon tetras, one ghost shrimp and a plecostomus....how do I treat? Is salt and heat method even an option? Quarantine is not an option.

Asked by: Babs2014
Ignore my recommendation of Ick Guard and Parasite Guard in the last answer then. The neons and shrimp will not do well with either. The pleco would be fine. The only method for treatment is a hospital tank which you indicate is not possible. You can try a partial water change and increasing the temperature to around 84 degrees for a day or two. Just make sure you have plenty of oxygen. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-06-07

I was given well water and was told it was filtered water. Tank has been cloudy. Could that water contribute to my ick problem?

Asked by: Babs2014
Any water can contribute to ick or cloudiness, depending on what is in it. Well water is not necessarily bad water, and filtered water just usually means the hardness has been removed, but not necessarily all of the pollutants. Ick is due to stress or fluctuating temperatures in the tank. Test your water for pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and alkalinity to see if you have the proper water quality or not. If not, do a partial water change and add Tetra Aquasafe Plus, wait a few minutes, then add Tetra SafeStart Plus to help reduce ammonia or nitrite. Aquarium salt will also help. If it is fine, then simply treat the fish for ick with Ick Guard or Parasite Guard. Both are effective products. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-06-07

How long do I remove the biological filter for when using Ick Remedy?

Asked by: Pdub73
Until 24 hours after your last treatment, and after the last partial water change. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-06-06

Is your treatment safe for zebra danios and neon tetras? I have a 5 gallon tank with 2 fantails who are infected, 1 zebra and 1 neon. Should I remove the zebra and neons or is it fine to keep them there? I've already done it once with 3.5mL of the meds. 

Asked by: Chelsea
The zebra danio should be fine. The neon tetra may not be. Neons are very sensitive and meds should be given to them at half dose. By the way, I would recommend moving the fantails to a larger tank. 5 gallons is a little bit small, even for baby fantails, and as they grow, they may eventually eat the neon. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-06-03

When serial dosing an aquarium, do you add enough Ick Remedy to cover the volume of fresh water changed or do you dose the entire volume of the aquarium once again? For ex. I have replaced 12.5 gal of 50 gal total. Dose 12.5 or the 50?

Asked by: Marjie27
You would dose for the full 50 gallons of water. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-07-27

is this afe to use with reef  corals

Asked by: jmacrr49
No, it is not safe for corals, anemones, any type of inverts like shrimp, crabs, snails, starfish, etc. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-05-23

Can I use it in salt water tank?

Asked by: Mory
That depends on the species you house in that tank. The main ingredient is Victoria Green, otherwise known as malachite green. It is not safe for inverts, crustaceans, scaleless fish, corals, anemones, and so forth. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-04-29

Can I use the water removed from my medicated tank to water my house plants?

Asked by: Shauna
We would not recommend it, no. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-04-25
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