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API Liquid Super Ick Cure Freshwater Aquarium Fish Medication

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Description

Help rid your freshwater finned friends of ich quickly and effectively with API Super Ick Cure Fish Medication. Ick, also called white spot disease, is a highly contagious and destructive, microscopic parasite that burrows into gill and skin tissue, causing severe damage and secondary infections. Early symptoms include white spots and darting and scratching against surfaces, while more advanced stages can cause labored breathing. API Super Ick Cure is designed to kill the parasite, usually within 24 hours, and adds a natural skin slime to protect tissue destroyed by the disease.

Key Benefits
  • Helps freshwater fish heal the symptoms of ick.
  • Maintain proper water quality and a suitable aquatic environment for your fish in order to maintain a healthy aquarium
  • Adds a protective layer of slime to protect damaged tissue.
  • Helps fight secondary infections caused by ick.
  • Promotes proper water quality and is ideal for freshwater tanks.
Precautions

HAZARDS TO ANIMALS: Some scale less fish are sensitive to this medication; therefore, treat at 1/2 the normal dose. Some saltwater invertebrates, such as corals, may be sensitive to this product, so it is not recommended for reef aquariums.

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  • Item Number
    94464
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater
Instructions

Use the API Dosing Cap on Bottle. Remove activated filter carbon from filter and continue aeration. Add 5ml per 5 U.S. gallons of aquarium water. Repeat dose after 48 hours. Wait another 48 hours then change 25% of the aquarium water and add fresh activated carbon. Treatment may be hastened by raising the temperature to 82°.

FAQ

Is API SUPER ICK CURE safe for snails?

API SUPER ICK CURE is safe for snails, but it is recommended that you use half the normal dosage.

Should I remove my filtration media before using API SUPER ICK CURE?

Products that are designed to remove things from your aquarium, such as filter media, will also remove dosed medication from your tank. For best results from medication, remove your filtration media as you dose with API SUPER ICK CURE.

Is API SUPER ICK CURE safe for freshwater shrimp?

API SUPER ICK CURE is for use in freshwater aquariums only with tropical fish and marine fish, not shrimp.

Will API SUPER ICK CURE kill my live rock, and should I shut off my UV sterilizer?

API SUPER ICK CURE is not appropriate for use in reef aquariums, or aquariums with live rocks. Your UV Sterilizer will not be affected by this treatment. For best results, remove activated carbon or filter cartridge from filter and continue aeration.

Does API SUPER ICK CURE work for turtles?

API SUPER ICK CURE is specific to the fish parasite Ich. Turtles are not affected by this parasite. However, API SUPER ICK CURE will not harm your turtle if it is used in aquarium with a turtle present.

Is API SUPER ICK CURE safe for use with aquatic snails?

No – remove aquatic snails before dosing.

Will API SUPER ICK CURE discolor an acrylic tank?

API SUPER ICK CURE medication and many other API medications will discolor aquarium water. It is important to remove any ornaments or fake plants that you may not want to stain prior to dosing. Do remember that the discoloration is part of the medication, so do not try to remove colors until the end of the treatment. The discoloration will naturally fade with time and light exposure, but can be eliminated more quickly by performing frequent partial water changes and adding API ACTIVATED CARBON or API BIO-CHEM ZORB to the filter media.

Fish Care Made Easier

API is a name you can trust when it comes to taking care of fish. Not only are they passionate about fishkeeping, but they're dedicated to improving the hobby and making it easier to maintain the ideal aquatic environment. From helping the novice set up a new tank to providing state-of-the-art filters for advanced systems, you can rely on API's dedication to quality.

Fish Care Made Easier
Maintain the Perfect Setup

Maintain the Perfect Setup

Fishkeeping is a much easier task with API, because they've taken all the guesswork out of setting up a tank and maintaining it. Their proven treatments include water conditioners and clarifiers, fish medications, pH adjusters, algaecides and quick-start solutions—all designed to keep your aquarium crystal clear and your fish happy and healthy.

Testing Is Key

Once you've started a new aquarium, the only way to keep it in perfect balance is with routine water testing. API gives you all the tools you need to create a nurturing environment for both fish and live plants. Their comprehensive Master Test Kits are tailored to freshwater, saltwater or reef environments, and individual tests for things like pH, ammonia or nitrites leave nothing up to chance.

Testing Is Key
Clearing the Water

Clearing the Water

API offers reliable three-step filtration for tanks of all sizes with their FILSTAR XP Canister filters and wide variety of filter media. These powerful filters constantly circulate the water, trapping organic waste and odors, removing harmful ammonia and contaminants, and helping good bacteria to thrive in the tank.

Superior Nutrition

Feeding your aquarium inhabitants, whether they're tropical fish, turtles or newts, is something that can be tricky without the right food. API developed a special diet for every type of fish—one that's highly palatable, which leads to less waste in the tank. And that means less ammonia to cloud the water. For your turtle friends, premium floating pellets and stick treats provide multiple vitamins for a stronger, healthier shell.

Superior Nutrition
About API

About API

Through extensive and continuous research and development, API created quality products for all levels of fishkeeping. As people who are passionate about fish care, they understand the rewards of keeping up a successful aquarium or aquarium. With easy-to-read guides and premium treatments, foods, filters and testing equipment, API helps aquarists establish and maintain an environment where fish can flourish.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Be prepared for blue water

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    Fairly certain it removed all the “ick” but also fairly certain it killed my algae eater in the process. Ick ended up killing 2 of my fish, I was able to save 4 & then lost the algae eater to the treatment.

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    Saved my fish!

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    Great product that arrived in time to save the lives of my community fish! No more ich! Yay!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Clear clear and clear!!

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    I rely on this to help keep our tank as clear as possible!! Have had times when it gets cloudy and this clears it right up!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked well

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    It was easy to use and came quickly. There's not much more to say.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Very Well

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    Use this on my black molly fish tank and cured all 4 of them... Great price Thank you Chewy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

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    Excellent product, good pricing and speedy delivery as always!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    API powder is more effective

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    Thankfully, I have somewhat limited experience with Ick but I do know the API powder (Malachite Green) is more effective than the API liquid (Benzaldehyde Green) and doesn't stain light colored surfaces as badly.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product

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    I have a 300 gallon tank one of my fishes caught ick and I was going to put him in another tank to treat him but I decided to treat my whole tank to make sure no one else got it. Amazing never seen anything like this product. I received it in 2 days and have recommended it to my friends .

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