Copper-free water treatment for the control and elimination of ich (a.k.a. "whitespot disease") in marine and freshwater aquaria. Ruby Reef KICK-ICH controls the progressive infection and reinfection of aquarium fish by interrupting the free swimming, infectious stage of the ich lifecycle. This distinct scientifically formulated treatment strategy breaks the cycle of reinfection.
KICK-ICH contains the highest pharmaceutical grade ingredients available, passing rigorous chemical quality control tests at every stage of production and packaging. Contains no cooper and will not affect aquarium biofiltration. Safe for all aquarium fish (including scaleless fish), plants, corals. and invertebrates. For reef, marine, freshwater and planted aquaria.
32 oz Ruby Reef KICK-ICH treats 80 gallons.
Use with Ruby Reef RALLY to prevent secondary bacterial infections that often accompany severe ich infestations.
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Freshwater and Saltwater
Three Step Treatment Program
Turn OFF protein skimmer and UV sterilizer. Remove carbon filtration or any absorbent media (phosphate absorbents are okay).
Determine the total water volume including filtration system.
Beginning on Day 1, Add 2 ounces (60 ml) of KICK-ICH for each 25 gallons (95 liters) of water. Repeat on Days #3, #7, #10, and #13 WHETHER OR NOT SPOTS CONTINUE TO BE VISIBLE (For heavy infections, repeat on Days #3, #5, #7, #10, and #13). Persistent infections may require repeating the cycle.
TREATMENT SHOULD CONTINUE FOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS FROM WHEN THE LAST WHITE SPOT IS VISIBLE.
Safe for all fish (including scaleless), plants, corals and invertebrates. Will not affect biofiltration.
Safe when used in combination with RALLY or SLIMINATOR but not recommended for use with other treatments, chemicals, or drugs.
Not for human or animal use or consumption. For hobby aquarium use only. Not for use in aquaculture or for production of commodities for human or animal consumption.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Ruby Reef RALLY
What is KICK-ICH?
KICK-ICH is a copper-free water treatment for the control and elimination of ich (a.k.a. "whitespot disease") in marine and freshwater aquaria. It has been scientifically formulated to interrupt the free swimming, infectious stage of the ich lifecycle while being safe for all freshwater and marine aquaria. The product has been on the market for fourteen years, after three years of development and extensive testing, and has been unequivocally proven to be safe for all fish, corals, invertebrates and plants. KICK-ICH, whether used alone or in combination with RALLY, has no impact on biological filtration. KICK-ICH is the safest and most effective product for treatment of Ich currently available. KICK-ICH has a long shelf life at room temperature and is supplied in easy to use, self-dosing bottles.
Is KICK-ICH reef safe?
Yes. KICK-ICH is safe for all fish, corals, invertebrates and macroalgae, as well as the facultative anaerobes and nitrifying bacteria essential to biologic filtration.
What's in it?
KICK-ICH's safety has been widely proven in hobby and commercial applications. KICK-ICH contains precisely blended reagents, of certified pharmaceutical purity, whose specific methods of action have been identified and confirmed in research and clinical laboratories around the world. It was therefore possible to develop KICK-ICH as a water treatment focused specifically on free-swimming tomites, but without unwanted side effects and secondary activities. No previous manufacturer has been able to provide 5-nitroimidazole reagents in a neutral aqueous solution, nor in any aqueous solution that confers stability upon dissolved nitroimidazoles.
What's not in it?
No Copper! Nor does KICK-ICH contain mysterious "natural ingredients" or other undefined "extracts" whose predictability is based largely on folklore. Finally, KICK-ICH contains no hyper-irritants (e.g. Tabasco sauce and similar hot pepper extract preparations) that induce super sliming, exfoliation of epidermal layers and attending extreme stress for the duration of the treatment period (Imagine there is no available shade and you have a 2nd degree sunburn!). Similarly, KICK-ICH does not pretend to provide a one-step treatment for the control of ich: given the choice of addressing spots on the fish, or controlling the progressive infection and reinfection of the fish, the KICK-ICH strategy is structured to interrupt the free-swimming infectious stage over the 12 to 15 day time course during which release of free-swimming tomites from maturing trophonts in the aquarium peaks and declines. Fish that have been stripped of spots by hyper-irritants, with the attending secondary effects and stress, are especially vulnerable to reinfection by tomites that may be present in the water.
Can KICK-ICH be used in combination with other RUBY-REEF products?
KICK-ICH can be used with RALLY. In fact, the simultaneous use of KICK-ICH and RALLY is often recommended and is safe for all aquaria.
Can KICK-ICH be used in combination with other products or antibiotics?
KICK-ICH can be used with phosphate and ammonia adsorbents, but not with activated carbon or related products. Use of KICK-ICH with antibiotics or other medications is not recommended.
What is the shelf life of KICK-ICH and how should it be stored?
KICK-ICH is stable for at least one year if stored at room temperature and out of direct strong light. Do not freeze or store in the cold. Do not shake bottle prior to or during use and replace caps immediately after use.