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
Ick Remedy is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great worked well Bought this two days ago put it in the water and it worked!! But you need to do research to make sure it is compatable for your fish,most are
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product! I bought some fish from a local pet store and shortly after they began to show signs of ick. Specifically 5 ember tetra and 2 otocinclus. These are very small fish so I truly did not expect all of them to make it. I trust marineland products so I grabbed this when I saw it in the store. I used this product in combination with aquarium salt and a higher water temperature, I saw improvement in only 24 hours. Very pleased. Pros: Works fast, works well, safe on tetras & snailsCons: Stains anything it touches, 200mI(ish) bottle is more than I'll ever use because I only have a 5 gallon aquarium
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I am new to the hobby and during my beginning cycles I have purchased fish from petco of corse after having the fish for about three days my others along with the ones I purchased contracted ICK I used this product and within 3 days of using the ICK remedie I have seen drastic improvement thank you Marineland!
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lethal and poorly labeled. Brand new and fully cycled aquarium with 12 rummy nosed tetras, a betta and two amano shrimp. After moving some plants around and disturbing the substrate, the next day my tetra had ick all over them. Went to the local pet store, very carefully read the limited label on this product to ensure there was no copper in it, and obviously looked for "Harmful to invertebrates" on the label...seeing neither I bought it and used it as directed. Next morning I check my tank before work, six of my twelve tetra are dead, as are my two Amano shrimp. The failure of Marineland to CLEARLY label copper content and danger to invertebrates is absolutely reckless...or worse. And why this product, which claims to be safe for fish, wiped out half my livestock in less than 12 hours is incredible. I cannot emphasize enough the danger of using this product, and the negligence of Marineland in its failure to more accurately label the product.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Works Well - Bad Packaging I bought this product & the screw component of the cap was defective. The highly staining blue fluid has leaked out through the screwing mechanism while being used, and stained my hands, clothes, and even dripped onto my carpet. This product has left dark blue stains on the coffee stand it has leaked onto over time due to the defective cap... I cannot use this product without it dripping everywheres through the cap.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for ICH Been in the aquarium hobby for 20 years now, and anytime i get ich on my fish from aquarium stores like petsmart or what not. I always use this stuff. Within 3-6 days the ich is usually always gone.. never had issues with it. So far its the best stuff i found.. Id r ather use this then salt and raising temps to 89-90f which can actually roast most of your fish and usually never kills ich anyway
Date published: 2016-07-13
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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

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
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