Ick Guard® Tablets

Product No. 77347

Ick Guard® Tablets is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 17.
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Tetra® Ick Guard® is a soothing conditioner that quickly clears ick (Ichthyophthirius multifiliis), or white spot, on freshwater fish. Ick is usually the result of sudden changes in the aquarium water temperature or stress. Left untreated, ick spreads rapidly and is usually fatal. Special ingredients have been added to protect fish from secondary infections.
Tetra Fizz Tabs are fast dissolving premeasured tablets that make caring for your aquarium faster, easier, and more convenient.

This product comes in the following size: 8 ct
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.

CAUTION: USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. DO NOT OVERDOSE. MAY STAIN SILICONE SEALANT.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: VICTORIA GREEN, ACRIFLAVINE

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
FOR AQUARIUM USE ONLY
SAFE FOR AQUARIUM FISH & PLANTS
NOT FOR USE ON FOOD FISH
Rated 5 out of 5 by from See Ya Ick! New tank owner here and hit with my first case of ick. I had to google to even know what it was. I purchased the Tetra brand ick guard for my 6.5 gallon tank. Dropped the tablet directly in my tank after removing the carbon filter and within 24 hrs I noticed a big difference in the amount of spots on my fish. As the directions suggest, I did a 25% water change and treated with another tablet. Today my fish are about 95% better with a few hours left to go on the second treatment. Doubtful I will need a third. For those worried, all of my aquarium friends (a few small zebra dainos, an albino frog and a snail) have survived with no problems after 2 doses. My live plants do not seem to be affected by the treatment either. Suck it ick!!
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hits Ich Hard and Heavy I had a couple tetra species covered with white spots. Dropped this into the tank and within 24 hours the spots were gone. I lost three fish of 19 in a major Ich outbreak and feel lucky. It will turn any silicone or clear tubing blue, though.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Medicine swap I've used ick guard several times and it does wonders. It's the only brand I get. But my dilemma is that I need to swap to fungus guard but I have ick guard in the tank now. How do I swap without hurting them(overdosing)? Wait 48hrs? Cuz I can't do a major water change right now because I accidentally took the life out of my tank so I'm trying to cycle it at the same time treat them. I've looked everywhere for the answer and can't find it.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not sure what happened. I treated my tank did the proper dosage. Took out the charcoal filter, and my snails. I had 6 fish living at that time. Yesterday my panda koi died. Today my black moor and my Oranda died. I now have two butterfly koi left and a cory catfish. I doubt they are going to survive this also, they koi still have ich on their eyes, the black moors tail showed that it still had ich on it. My sails are in another tank and alive, I give up on having fish. This product was recomended as one of the better and all it cost me was my fish dying.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Directions? But so far its working! We're using this product now to cure some guppies and a platy of white spot. Firstly I'm reading a lot of comments about the vague directions. Really they are vague, but underneath in the "note" section it clears things up. Tetra you should just include everything from the "note" section in the "directions". It would clear a lot of confusion. Secondly I'm reading a lot of people are over dosing their fish, one tablet is way too much if you have a tank smaller than 10 gallons, should use a liquid medication you can actually measure out in precision if you have a smaller tank. We Used a whole pack to treat the tank and so far only one fatality (missed diagnosing him early, lesson learned quarantine is necessary). Dissolved into 1.5 liters of tank water and slowly added to the tank, pouring into separate areas of the tank too to allow better diffusion. Our platy is already looking better after 1st treatment, on to the second. hoping we didn't catch this to late!
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from confused now after reviews I'm very nervous now after purchasing this for my 5 black moors i have had them a while now and am very attached i will be so upset if i get the dosage wrong...i mean, how do i know if they are sensitive? really? do i use half or a whole pill? then do you do the 25 percent water change after you dose them or before? And is the first dose the only dose i will need? or do i repeat the dosage every day...very bad directions not detailed enough...my first thought was after reading directions was okay do i just put this in once and wait four days or do i dose them every day doing the water changes or will that be to much? please get the directions reprinted and not so vague! maybe more fish would live if this was corrected.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Work quickly, but Dye resides for how long? I have a 4 inch Albino Oscar who is very strong and aggressive. After buying a new plant and putting it in the tank, she got ich. It was hard to tell how bad it was since the white spot was barely visible. Once I got the Ich Guard, I dissolved it separately, and put it into the tank. The blue dye was extremely strong in her 10 gallon tank. It took a long time for it to fade within the 24 hour period. It took two days for all the ich to disappear, but the blue dye is imbedded in the silicone. It appears to have treated the ich fully, but I'm not sure if I need to do an entire tank change now or if the rest of the dye will fade away safely with time. She is just as active, but she isn't navigating as well as she normally would; it also imbedded in some decorations.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed Feelings I treated two glo-tetras with Ick Guard the first day I spotted the problem and before it could get worse. After one day both fish seemed nearly cured, with just one very small spot remaining on each. Following instructions, I changed 1/4 of the water, retreated, and the next day one of the fish that seemed nearly cured was dead . The other was fine, but started twitching constantly in her tail and upper fin where it had originally had the ick spots though the spots were now completely gone; this improved a little a day later. I retreated with half a dose this time, and immediately the twitching became worse again, improving a little again the following day as the blue color of the water from the Ick treatment began to subside. This leads me to believe that the Ick Guard is the cause of the twitching. The pet shop worker had told me that Tetras are sensitive to the Tetra Ick Guard treatment. I won't return the fish to the community tank until I'm certain disease is completely gone.
Date published: 2017-03-14
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