API® SUPER ICK CURE fish remedy treats “Ich,” or white spot disease, in fish, along with other highly contagious parasitic diseases. The Ich parasite has a multi-staged life cycle, and is invisible in its early stages when it burrows into gill and skin tissue, causing severe electrolyte loss and gill damage in addition to promoting secondary bacterial and/or fungal infections.
Early symptoms of this infection include your fish darting around in the aquarium, your fish scratching against gravel or ornaments, labored breathing, and your fish remaining near the water’s surface, near filters, or near aeration devices. White spots may not always be visible on fish. SUPER ICK CURE fish remedy usually kills the Ich parasite within 24 hours, and is safe for use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. This product comes in both liquid and powder form, and it is important to dose according to the directions on packaging.
10 packets, 30 oz., 1.7 oz., 4 oz.
For each 10 gallons of water, empty one packet directly into aquarium. Repeat dose after 48 hours. Wait another 48 hours then change 25% of the aquarium water and add fresh activated carbon or replace filter cartridge. Directions for use for liquid: Remove activated carbon from filter and continue aeration. Add 5 ml. per 5 gallons of aquarium water. Repeat dose 48 hours. Wait another 48 hours then change 25% of the aquarium water and add fresh activated carbon.
Is API LIQUID SUPER ICK CURE™ fish remedy safe for snails?
API LIQUID SUPER ICK CURE fish remedy is safe for snails, but it is recommended that you use half the normal dosage.
Should I remove my filtration media before using API LIQUID SUPER ICK CURE™ fish remedy?
Products that are designed to remove things from your aquarium, such as filter media, will also remove dosed fish remedy from your tank. For best results from the fish remedy, remove your filtration media as you dose with API LIQUID SUPER ICK CURE fish remedy.
Is API LIQUID SUPER ICK CURE™ fish remedy safe for freshwater shrimp?
API LIQUID SUPER ICK CURE fish remedy is for use in freshwater aquariums only with tropical fish and marine fish, not shrimp.
Will API SUPER ICK CURE™ fish remedy kill my live rock, and should I shut off my UV sterilizer?
API SUPER ICK CURE fish remedy 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.
Is API SUPER ICK CURE™ fish remedy safe for use with aquatic snails?
No, remove aquatic snails before dosing.
Will API SUPER ICK CURE™ fish remedy discolor an acrylic tank?
API SUPER ICK CURE fish remedy and many other API fish remedies 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 fish remedy, 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™ filtration media to the filter.