Clear ick quickly from your freshwater fish with Tetra Ick Guard Fast Remedy Ick Treatment. Ick is caused by a parasite that burrow into the fish's skin that can become infected. It is spread by introducing infected fish into the aquarium. Tetra Ick Guard Fast Remedy Ick Treatment is a soothing conditioner that quickly clears ick. It comes in easy-to-use, fast-dissolving tablets that protect against secondary infection with the need to raise water temperature.
Removes parasites that cause ick fast
With soothing conditioner for fish's damaged skin
Protects against secondary infections
Comes in easy-to-use fizz tabs
Treats up to 80 gallons and there is no need to raise water temperature
Use only as directed. Do not overdose. May stain silicone sealant. Keep out of reach of children.
Add one tablet to each ten gallons (40L) of aquarium water.
NOTE: For aquariums 40 gallons or larger, and for soft water and/or acid water with low alkalinity, dissolve tablets before adding to aquarium. Use Tetra test strips to monitor pH and alkalinity levels. Use half strength for scaleless or sensitive fish. There is no need to raise the water temperature. Remove carbon from filter during use. If ick persists, treat every 24 hours until it clears. Change 25% of the water before adding any new dose, add Tetra Aquasafe to all tap water.
Have a stable 6 year old tank with 2 Golden Gourami (3 years). Added 3 new fish and one of them brought ICK. 5 days in and the spot were visible on the first fish. Picked up these garbage tablets and added 3 to my 30 gallon tank same day I noticed the spots. Next day I have one dead fish (not the one with spots), all my fish look pale, act lethargic and the ICK had spread to all the fish! I did a 30% water change and dosed again after 24 hours. Next morning 2 more dead fish and day 3 one of my Gourami are dead!!! Not happy is an understatement..... if you like dead fish go ahead.
not very happy
on Nov 22, 2020
Used these in my 30gal tank did everything the box and what I watched on videos and woke up in the morning to 11 died fish in my tank changed the water and in the past 3 days have lost 6 more fish I would not use these tablets again or recommend them to anyone
on Jan 11, 2021
Don’t even waste the money. Wish I had read the reviews like you are. Smart thinkin
Waste of Money
on May 18, 2020
I used this according to the directions. Took out the filter (charcoal) and cleaned as described. Didn't do anything but stain my tank and heater. All my fish died from ick except one. I didn't want to give up and used the whole box and didn't work. Switched to API super ick and that seemed to help my last survivor. Don't buy if you want to keep your fish.
Worked great as described on packaging
on Mar 20, 2020
Worked great. In less then 1 week ick was gone. Needed to use described 1/2 dose because of scaleless fish. Still worked, didn't harm sensitive fish when used properly with water changes. Very happy
ick treatment for fish
on Apr 14, 2020
I have used this product before -- effective, easy.
terrible it ruined my fish tank!!!
on Oct 30, 2019
Terrible it’s ruined all my decor a sealant and didn’t even work
Saved my Betta’s life
on Jun 3, 2019
I have a 10 gallon, heavily planted tank that contains just one Betta. When I came home from a five day vacation, I was horrified to see my Betta was COVERED in Ich. I rushed to get him medicine after turning the heat in his tank to 86 degrees. I liked that this medicine was in tablet form as it prevents overdosing. I waited until the next day to put in a tablet as the heat being turned up speeds up Ich’s lifecycle.
After dosing the tank, ten hours later my Betta only had a few spots left on him. I did a 25% water change two days later and pre-soaked half a dose into his clean water and poured it in the tank. I waited two more days and did a 50% water change and added a pre-soaked full doseI have a 10 gallon, heavily planted tank that contains just one Betta. When I came home from a five day vacation, I was horrified to see my Betta was COVERED in Ich. I rushed to get him medicine after turning the heat in his tank to 86 degrees. I liked that this medicine was in tablet form as it prevents overdosing. I waited until the next day to put in a tablet as the heat being turned up speeds up Ich’s lifecycle.
After dosing the tank, ten hours later my Betta only had a few spots left on him. I did a 25% water change two days later and pre-soaked half a dose into his clean water and poured it in the tank. I waited two more days and did a 50% water change and added a pre-soaked full dose into his clean water and poured it in the tank. Another two days later, I did another 50% water change, put in a new carbon filter and put in normal conditioned water back into the tank.
His spots were completely gone after the first dose and the half dose, but I wanted to be completely sure I got everything by adding in the extra third dose. (Ich can live unseen within the tank, even after the spots are cleared from the fish.) During a week, I used a total of 2.5 doses with four water changes.
During my Betta’s “recovery week,” I left the heat at 84 degrees and treated the water with Melafix. While my Betta was sick, his fins and tails were practically destroyed by the sickness and I added in his Melafix treatment to help him heal. (And to eliminate fin rot if that was potentially developed due to his weakened immune system.)
I can say the directions are vague as far as re-dosing goes. It did not say if it was safe to re-dose everyday, or if a water change was needed for it to be safe, etc. That’s why I waited 48 hours in between doses and made the second dose not as strong. You must do a 25% water change in between doses or else you will overdose the tank.
My Betta was extremely lethargic during the treatment. He disappeared for hours and slept a lot. I thought it was the end for him as I figured I caught the Ich too late. On day five of the treatment he was back to his normal self.
Overall, I can say this: the plants were not harmed after 2.5 doses. The medicine was incredibly fast acting. It stains items blue UNLESS you pre-soak the tablet and pour the treated water into the tank. Do as many water changes as possible during the treatment so you can vacuum up any Ich lingering in the gravel.
It has been exactly 13 days since I first spotted the Ich, and five days since I stopped the Ick Guard treatment and there are no signs of it coming back. There is still a chance it could happen, but as of now we are in the clear and it is looking hopeful.
This stuff saved my Betta’s life.… more
on Jan 4, 2018
Works well cleaned the tank completely as far as i can tell. Have no complaints at this time.
on Apr 24, 2017
I added in the prescribed amount of IckGuard and the tank was cleaned by morning. The one remaining Gourami lived through the treatment, and is now healthy. I've since added 2 more fish and a pleco...all are healthy.