Ick Guard® Tablets

Product No. 77347

Ick Guard® Tablets is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 21.
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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 Works Great and Love the Anti-Fungal Properties A couple weeks ago I made the rookie mistake of introducing a new fish to my established 75g without quarantining and noticed ich on the newest guy the day after I added him. I removed him, but the ich had already started to spread. Because I have loaches I was hesitant to try a product with Victoria green, so originally I separated the fish who had the worst of the ich to a separate tank. Treated the “ICU” tank with Tetra Ich Guard and the main tank with an herbal remedy by Imagitarium. The fish in the ICU tank got better in a week, with the Tetra product, but the main tank still had some ich, and I noticed some secondary infections (fungus spots and fin rot) were going on. I switched to Tetra on the main tank, (after two big water changes) adding 1/2 dose in the morning and a 1/2 dose in the evening to make sure my loaches could take it, and also added some Erythromycin to be safe. Now everyone is doing great, the ich is gone and the secondary fungal stuff cleared right up too. The loaches held up, and the fish seemed to tolerate Tetra Ich Guard better than the herbal remedy I was using before. I lost 2 fish early on, but saved 22 more with Ich Guard. Never going to use another inch product again, this stuff works great and really helps with the secondary infections that often come with ich. I think a lot of the negative reviews on this product come from new aquarists who misidentify their fish’s illness, take too long to catch and treat the ich, or haven’t addressed the underlying causes of ich (poor water quality, adding fish before a tank is cycled, etc)
Date published: 2019-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked as advertised I bought it yesterday because I noticed one of my yellow balloon rams had white spots for 3 days now. I have a gourami, two corys, 3 more ballon rams and a zebra loach. I added the product (2 tablets) to a cup with aquarium water since I have a 20 gallon aquarium, once the tablets are dissolved in the cup I added it to the aquarium. Before that I removed the filter media, left the filter running just with the media bag. I also added an air stone for oxygen. After 20 hours I don't notice white spots on the yellow ram. I also have been raising the temperature one or two degrees each day since I noticed the white spots, now the temperature is 85-86 degrees. The water will turn blue as soon as you put the product in, the color will fade within 20-24 hours. I wish I had taken the before and after pictures.
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yay I bought some tetras recently and after acclimating them and introducing them to my tank, a week later I had ich. One of my tetras has it and my poor guppies got it too. My pleco as well. It hit my guppies hard. I went to petco and tried herbtana/temp increase/daily water changes for about a week. The ich only got worse. So I researched and found the ich guard. I ordered it on amazon but unfortunately it would come in two days. In that time thee guppies and my pleco died. But when I did get tetras guard I put a tablet in my 10g tank and literally over night, my remaining guppy that had ich had maybe 2 spots left that I could see. So I’m sure within the full 24 hours of putting the tablet in most if not all the remaking ich will be gone. I wish I would have gotten this product sooner, as I’m sure it would have prevented the ich from escalating in my other guppies and pleco. But will definitely rely on ich guard if another outbreak occurs.
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfect!!!!!!!! So last week ,a few days after putting a beta in my tank all my other fish started to get little spots on them so i figured it was ick ...i hv a 39 gallon with 8 neon rainbows,6 neon tetras .1 chinese algae and 1 pleco ..only the rainbows and tetras had ick that i could notice so i decided to use tetra ick guard tablets..since its a 39 gal i put 3 tablets in to not overdose ..and yes THERE IS INSTRUCTIONS LOL .....any way back to point ...24 hours later absolutely no signs of ick/white spot ...but just to be safe im doing one more dose but only 1 and a hlf tabs 24 hours later ...so 2 doses total id say
Date published: 2018-06-26
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
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