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 4.0 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Stuff I used this product for years with new fish without issues. I am VERY strict about constant, super-clean water and perfect temperatures, so losing fish is rare for me. TLC is the key to aquarium success and my water always remains extremely clear and the fish are always active and healthy. Dont over-feed, spray lysol in the room or just FEED & FORGET. Watch over your fish by watching over their environment. If you follow those simple TLC steps, you may never have to use and meds at all.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Help!!! I have a single 9 inch oscar in a 55 gallon tank I have been treating for two days after the first day of treating the whitespots had about 9 percent disappeared on day two I did a 25 percent water change and treated again my oscar pepper seems I little less energetic today could be part of the healing process but I have decided to skip day 3 of treatment my questions is when I retreat should I only be treating the 25 percent of water I've treated or should I again treat all 55 gallons I don't want to poison my fish he means a lot to me
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unclear directions I don't underhand if we dose every single day or once every four to six
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No cure for my 55 gallon Dose by dose, followed directions exactly and I didn't see any relief for my poor fish, not even by day 6. Lost half of my tank during the process. Tried their all in 1 tablets and now seeing improvement for the ones that have survived.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing results We had 3 betas....2 of them dies before we realized it was ick and began treatment. We used this for 1 week and cleared up completely. I highly recommend!! We have ghost shrimp with our betas and everything was fine!! Copper free!!!
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked perfect! I added a bristlenose pleco and my small ranchu started to get white spots. I treated with another medicine and had no luck. Bought Marineland ick remedy and it worked fast! All my goldfish and shrimp made it with out a problem. Thanks for such a great product! 120 gallon tank, live plants, various shrimps, 4 goldfish
Date published: 2017-01-08
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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do I continue changing my water 25% throughout the 4-6 days?

Asked by: ashleylauren
The first change should be 25%. After that, prior to each dose, do about 10-15% just to keep the water quality up. Once all medicating is done, dose the tank with Marineland Bio Spira (freshwater) or Aquarium Bacteria. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-02

What are the directions for this product?  Do I add it to the water every day?  For how many days?

Asked by: Wendym
Do a partial water change prior to each dose, and remove the carbon from your filter system, but keep it running. Dose once a day until all spots are gone for 24 hours. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-12

Does this contain copper?

Asked by: ImAshes
No, it does not. It contains Victoria Greene and nitromersol. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-12

Is there a different method to treating the fish instead of putting the med in my 5gl tank maybe putting the fish in a quarantine tank with the meds and salt for a number amount of time everyday for the 6 day treatment???

Asked by: Ng801
Yes, you can certainly set up a q tank, but you leave the fish in it, and treat him there until he is well, then move him back to the display tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-09

Will this also cure Cotton Wool Disease? 

Asked by: GeorgieFloats
No, this is not going to cure that, try Fungus Guard or All In One Remedy. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-09

You need instructions that are clear. Do you mean 25% water change before each dose or only if it persists longer than 4-6 days. 

Asked by: Wendy F
You always do a small water change, anywhere between 10-25% prior to any dose of any medication to keep water quality in decent shape. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-09

I have 5gl tank and started treating my betta & tetras with Marineland and salt for ick. I removed my filter did a 25% water change and started treatment. Now I'm wondering about my 3 plants, 2 cherry shrimp, 1 snail and Otto.... Will they be ok in tank?

Asked by: Ng801
The toxicity of Malachite/Victoria Green varies with a number of factors including species of fish and its size, species of fish, etc., along with prevailing water conditions. There is a lot of dispute about using it with invertebrates so we typically recommend not using it with shrimp, snails, etc. As otos are scaleless, and can be sensitive, it would not be recommended with them either. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-06

I spilt this stuff EVERYWHERE! What can I do to get it out of painted walls and my wooden fish tank stand?

Asked by: Erik30
It typically fades with time. Acetone may remove it, but we have not done any research on this topic. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-02

Is this pure methylene blue? I have goldfish fry and heard I should add some 

Asked by: Adrianna
The active ingredients are Victoria Green and nitromersol. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-02

Can i use this for a clown losch? It has white spots and that is how i got it. I currently have it in its own tank water temp its 82f ann 0, nit 0, nat 0 and there is aqua salt in the tank.

Asked by: Suzie84
No, this is not recommended for scaleless fish. There really are no effective medications that are safe for a scaleless fish, and clown loaches do not tolerate meds at all. Gradually raise the temperature to 86 degrees over the next day, and do frequent, small water changes (about one per day). That's his best chance. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-02

Is 4-6 days a daily or every other day?

Asked by: Bboal
Dose once every day for 4 - 6 days. Keep dosing till all spots have been gone for 24 hours. The average amount of time for this to occur is usually 3-4 days, but that depends on how badly infected the fish are, and how healthy the tank is overall. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-01

Will this harm my Cory cat?

Asked by: Tmc63
No, it should not harm cory cats. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-27

My betta was been very sick lately :-( pretty sure his ick turned into a fungal infection so the pet store recommended I try this (API wasn't working). Can you please explain the dosage? Just confused if I dose every day or wait, he is in a 1gallon tank

Asked by: afreysteinson
Ick Remedy is not what you want if he has a fungal infection. You dose every 24 hours, with a partial water change right before the dosing. He needs a heater and a filter in his tank if you want him to get well. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-21

I have a 75 gallon goldfish tank, uncycled, currently 0 niriate/nitrite and 0.25 ammonia, gh 300, kh 300, ph 8.5, temp 21.3C. Should I be increasing the tank temperature in conjunction with this product? Also will I need start the cycling process again?

Asked by: Kasey1989
Tough question. Assuming your fish have ick, since you want to use this medication, it would be good to have warmer water, but goldfish are not going to be happy at around 29 degrees Celsius. Keep track of ammonia and nitrite, do a partial water change every day, prior to medicating. Add SafeStart Plus after you are done medicating, and add aquarium salt to the tank. Two tablespoons per 37 liters should help. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-20

I have a betta in a 2.5 gallon tank. I added the first dose of Ick Remedy yesterday and removed the carbon filter. The tank is a little cloudy today - should I be concerned or continue treatment as indicated?

Asked by: arasler
Keep the filter running, do a 25% water change, and keep dosing. Medications are hard on water quality so be sure to do a water change prior to each dose. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-01

What would be the dosage for a 75 gallon tank 

Asked by: Jharris13
As it is one teaspoon per 10 gallons, you would dose with 7 teaspoons. Your tank probably does not hold 75 gallons with the gravel and decor dispersing some of the space allotted for water. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-05

Should I also remove my polishing pad as well as my carbon? I have a Marineland canister filter.

Asked by: Chewyrat77
No, the polishing pad should be okay to leave in the filter system. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-02

Can you use Aquarium salt and ick remedy at the same time

Asked by: Dora
Yes, that is fine, no worries in combining those two in a freshwater tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-26

I have an apple snail and nerite snail in my tank. Will they be harmed by this product?

Asked by: jdacri
Yes, you would need to remove all snails from your tank for the duration of the treatment. Do a partial water change and run fresh carbon for about 24 hours prior to re-introducing the snails. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-19

I have snails and plants in my tank! Will this harm them or should I pull them out ? Thanks !

Asked by: Strng3rs
Yes, you would need to pull them out or set up a hospital tank for the sick fish. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-23

Can I use ick remedy to treat my 55 gal angelfish tank. There are three otocinclus in it. Or do I need to remove them first.

Asked by: Angelfish Haven
You definitely would want to remove the otocinclus first. Another option is to remove the sick fish and use a hospital tank to treat them. Something small like a 10 gallon, with a sponge filter. Fill it with water from the 55. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-23

Hi one of my Pearl gouramis has ick but the rest of the fish are fine for now. I also have live plants, Java Fern and Anubias. I already added 20ml dose for my 40 gallon tank. Should I take my plants out or will they be fine?

Asked by: DavisJ
We would recommend removing the plants. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-21

Hello, should I do a 1/2 a dose of treatment for my clown loaches or is it okay to do a full dose to treat the rest of my fish? And just to clarify, I add a new dose every 24 hours but need to do a 20% water change before each dose and treat for 4 days?

Asked by: ToniS
Since you have clown loaches, we'd be hesitant to recommend it at all, as they do not react well to meds, not even at half doses. If the clown loaches are not ill, we highly, highly recommend you set up a quarantine tank to move the sick fish to and treat them there. And yes, dose once a day, but the water change can be just 10-20%. You just want to keep the water quality up, meds are hard on it. Treat until the fish are well, an average of 3-4 days but possibly as much as a week. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-12

My question: Do I put only 1 teaspoon of ick remedy in my 10 gal & wait 4 to 6 days then change 25% of the water? Or do I add 1 teaspoon of ick remedy DAILY & change 25% of the water DAILY as well? Sorry, but extremely poor instructions on the bott

Asked by: Hello2
You treat once a day until the fish are well. So add the teaspoon every 24 hours. Be sure to do a small partial water change, about 10%, prior to each dose. At the end of treatment, 4-6 days after the beginning of it, do a 25% water change. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-19

will this product also work on velvet? Bruce

Asked by: confused1
No, you need a copper based product for that disease. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-29

Should the water be blue after I use this product or am I overdosing?

Asked by: Drgreenthumb
It will turn it a very slight blue tint, but that should dissipate fairly quickly. If it is a deep or vivid blue, check your dosage. For more help, call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-17

Petsmart sold this to me for my Betta in a 1 gallon bowl. I already used 1/10 tsp. 1st day with 50% water change. 2nd day with 20% water change. Can I continue using this in a bowl?

Asked by: Fishs
As long as you keep up with the water changes you should be okay. We usually don't recommend meds in bowls because of the lack of filtration, etc. Your betta would be better off in a 2 or 5 gallon tank with a heater though. Bettas definitely require heaters, and this is probably why he has ick. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-01

Ike remedy treats external parasites and fungal infections. What type of fungal infections?

Asked by: Stills
Fungal infections due to irritation from parasites. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-15

Is this product safe to use at the same time as using amoxicillin in a tank? 

Asked by: M2018
No, we do not recommend mixing medications from different companies at all. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-15

I'm confused as it says directly on the bottle that it treats fungal infections. Scrolling down in the answers to questions it says it is only for egg. So which one is it?

Asked by: Dragonesse
It treats both ick and true fungus infections. A true fungus is due to injury, not a bacterial infection. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-12
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