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Does Hikari Ich-X expire?

The Hikari/Aquarium Solutions Ich-X will help treat various diseases for the fish in your aquarium. So, does this product have an expiration date?

You can find out in this guide from Aquarium Blueprints.

Quick Summary

Ich-X does not expire as long as you store the aquarium treatment in its original container at room temperature.

Storing the solution outside of 60°F to 100°F (or 15.6°C to 37.8°C) may spoil it. If Ich-X is frozen, which you can tell by spotting green crystals or lumps in the container, then it indicates that it has been frozen and spoiled.

When you are not using the product, keep the lid tightly closed. When you are using it, make sure that nothing gets inside the bottle.

Last but not least, do not use any other containers aside from the original bottle to store Ich-X. You should also not put back any of the solution you previously removed from the original bottle; otherwise, you may contaminate the solution.

What does Ich-X contain?

Ich-X is a solution that contains less than 5% of formaldehyde, less than 2% of methanol, less than 0.1% of malachite green chloride and the rest being water.

What does Ich-X treat?

The Hikari/Aquarium Solutions Hikari Ich-X should help treat fish that have been infected with the following:

  • Ich (Cryptocaryoniasis)
  • Saprolegniasas
  • Trichodiniasis
  • Amyloodinium (Gold Dust/Velvet)

Does Hikari Ich-X have an expiration date?

Ich-X does not have an expiration date. As long as you properly store this medicinal treatment product, then it should last you indefinitely.

How to prevent Ich-X from spoiling

In order to prevent Hikari/Aquarium Solutions Ich-X from expiring or spoiling, we recommend that you take the following precautions:

1. Keep the cap tightly closed whenever you aren’t using Ich-X. Otherwise, you will expose the solution to possible contamination and evaporation.

2. When the Ich-X bottle is opened, make sure that nothing gets inside of it or else the solution may get contaminated.

3. When not dosing this product, store it within room temperature, which is between 60°F to 100°F (or 15.6°C to 37.8°C).

4. Avoid freezing the container at any point in time as Ich-X will become lethal to your fish and other inhabitants in your aquarium.

5. If you see green crystals under the seal of the container when opening it, then you should no longer dose the product as it is an indication that the solution has been frozen.

6. If you see clumps when pouring trying to dose the solution, then it is also an indication that the solution has been frozen and should not be used to treat your fish.

7. Do not expose the container to direct sunlight under any extended length of time. Otherwise, the temperatures of the solution will easily rise.

8. Avoid storing Ich-X near any heat sources such as the stove, fireplace and space heater to prevent the internal temperature from rising.

9. Do not store Ich-X in any other containers aside from the original bottle.

10. Do not attempt to put back in any portion of Ich-X that you took out of the original bottle.