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$5.29When purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Reduces up to 99% of odor causing bacteria, unsightly mold and algae growth versus untreated humidifier surfaces
  • Offers continuous protection against slimy buildup in the humidifier
  • Keeps cleaning for 30 days
  • Works in most humidifiers
  • Contains no harmful chemicals
  • Fish available in red, yellow, and blue. Color shipped will be chosen at random

Specifications

Scent: Unscented

Product Warning: Keep out of reach of children

Product Form: Capsule

Recommended Surface Application: Glass

Product Results: Cleaner

Recommended Product Application: Bath Tub

TCIN: 51396764
UPC: 092926400033
Item Number (DPCI): 094-06-0038
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Description

The Protec Humidifier Cleaning Fish features a patented antimicrobial, Aquastat, that helps keeps your humidifier cleaner, longer. It helps kills up to 99% of odor causing bacteria. Simply drop in your humidifier tank for fresh, clean mist!
Compatible With: Vicks humidifiers, Vornado humidifiers, Honeywell humidifiers, and humidifiers with tank openings larger than 1.6in/4cm
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 2.8 inches length x 3.2 inches width x 1.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.05 pounds

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
See the return policy for complete information.

Q: will it fit the Crane 25.6 oz unit?

submitted by Abby - 3 years ago
  • A: The actual fish measures 2.5 inches end to end, 1.5 inches from the top to bottom and is 1.0 inch from side to side. The manufacturer gave you the package measurements.

    submitted byFarmgrl - 3 years ago
  • A: Thank you for your inquiry Abby. You would need to contact the manufacturer of the humidifier to see what the size of the tank opening is. This fist is 4.5 inches long, 1.5 inches wide, and 2.5 inches tall. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact our consumer relations team by emailing us at SocialSupport@HelenofTroy.com. Thank you.

    submitted byManufacturer Tech Support - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Please share a web link to the Safety Data Sheet associated with this product.

submitted by Busybizzybee - 11 months ago
  • A: Thank you for your inquiry. For the Safety Data Sheet information, please contact our consumer relations team by emailing us at SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com. Thank you.

    submitted byManufacturer Tech Support - 10 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Please identify the effective chemicals in the Cleaning Fish.

submitted by Busybizzybee - 11 months ago
  • A: Thank you for your inquiry. The active ingredient in the fish is Silver. It is the contact with Silver that kills the aquatic germs and bacteria in the water. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact our consumer relations team by emailing us at SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com. Thank you.

    submitted byManufacturer Tech Support - 10 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: can i use my regular tap water with my vicks humidifier with the little fish in the hum

submitted by bob - 11 months ago
  • A: Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, you can use regular tap water in a Vicks Humidifier with this Cleaning Fish Cartridge. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact our consumer relations team by emailing us at SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com. Thank you.

    submitted byManufacturer Tech Support - 11 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is there a difference in amount of product in the Fish compared to the Protec Humidifier Cleaning Balls - also sold at Target.com?

submitted by Target customer - 2 years ago
  • A: Thank you for your inquiry. There is no difference in the content, performance, or lifespan between the Protec Cleaning Fish and the Protec Cleaning Balls. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact our consumer relations team by emailing us at SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com. Thank you.

    submitted byManufacturer Tech Support - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: WPure Enrichment MistAire Silver Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with a 1.5-Liter water tank, Will this work?

submitted by sunnynj - 2 years ago
  • A: Thank you for your inquiry. This cartridge is 4.5 inches long, 2.5 inches tall, and 1.5 inches wide. This will let you know if it will fit into the water tank. As long as the unit has a water tank separate from the ultrasonic nebulizer, this should work in it. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact our consumer relations team by emailing us at SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com. Thank you.

    submitted byManufacturer Tech Support - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: I have a vicks cooling dehumidifier. Do I still need to clean /disinfect the tank the recommended weekly if using this product? If not, how often ?

submitted by Kelly - 2 years ago
  • A: Thank you for your inquiry. We still suggest following the cleaning procedures with your unit. You will not need to disinfect it as often though. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact our consumer relations team by emailing us at SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com. Thank you.

    submitted byManufacturer Tech Support - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: When do you have to change it and put a new one in the humidifier?

submitted by Ann - 2 years ago
  • A: Thank you for your inquiry. These can be used for 30 days each. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact our consumer relations team by emailing us at SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com. Thank you.

    submitted byManufacturer Tech Support - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can you use this with cool mist humidifiers, or does it have to be warm ones?

submitted by Rachel - 2 years ago
  • A: Thank you for your inquiry Rachel. This can be used in both cool mist and warm mist humidifiers. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact our consumer relations team by emailing us at SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com. Thank you.

    submitted byManufacturer Tech Support - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: will it fit Vicks Warm Moisture Humidifier?

submitted by Liz - 3 years ago
  • A: That is a good question Liz. This fish will fit the V750 and VWM845 Vicks Warm Mist humidifiers. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact our consumer relations team by emailing us at SocialSupport@HelenofTroy.com. Thank you.

    submitted byManufacturer Tech Support - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
4.4 out of 5 stars with 247 reviews
76% would recommend
52 recommendations
quality: 3.81 out of 5
value: 3.77 out of 5

This fish is a miracle. An Fish Angel

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Ms Isaac - 4 days ago, Verified purchaser
This fish does an excellent job. People who are complaining of mold and some who have posted pictures, I suspect, do not understand how the fish works. Here was my experience and the reason I love this little guy. I filled my brand new humidifier and used it for maybe a day (a night). I actually thought it was empty or I would never have unplugged it and let it sit for THREE WEEKS with some water in the tank and the actual humidifier. When I went to use it two days ago, I pulled off the tank to go and fill it. Imagine my surprise and disgust to find that the bottom part of the humidifier, not the tank, was moldy. I cleaned that with a combination of white vinegar, baking soda, and peroxide. The bottom part of the outside of the tank also had some algae growth but nothing too concerning. But the water tank and the water left in the tank itself with the fish was completely clean. Nothing in it no growth no nothing. The poor fish though? I shined a light in on him and he had been working some serious overtime! I wish I had taken pictures before I tossed him out. Little guy was mostly green and black with some lighter spots in his guts and he definitely soaked up all of the nastiness to keep that tank clean. Had he been made to be outside the tank floating around down in the humidifier I fully believe that would have been clear and clean too.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Its okay

3 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Ash - 5 days ago, Verified purchaser
Seems convenient to keep the humidifier clean. Does not help with calcium build up unfortunately.
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Doesn't fit.

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Julianne S - 5 days ago
Doesn’t fit my humidifier. The width of the fish is too big to fit in most humidifiers.
1 reply from Manufacturer Tech Support team - 5 days ago
We're sorry to hear this product is not compatible with your humidifier. If you would like some help in finding the right cartridge for your humidifier, please email us at SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com.
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Doesnt fit the humidifier shown on the packaging

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Lbp - 18 days ago
Why the heck does it show that humidifier on the packaging of it does not fit in that humidifier???
1 reply from Manufacturer Tech Support team - 17 days ago
Thank you for your review. We'd like to look further into this to help. Please email our Consumer Relations team at SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com, and we'd be happy to assist you.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Will cause mold

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Hopiebopie - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Have had the humidifier for more than a year with no issues. Day after I put the fish in, black mold. Keeps coming back too :(
1 reply from Manufacturer Tech Support team - 2 months ago
This is not what we'd expect when using this product. We'd like to look into this to help. Please email us at SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com, and we'd be happy to help.
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Doesn't fit

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
T - 2 months ago
Doesn’t fit the humidifier showed on the package.
1 reply from Manufacturer Tech Support team - 2 months ago
Thank you for your review. We'd like to look further into this. Please reach out to our Consumer Relations team by emailing SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com, so we can help.
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Yumm - 3 months ago
It's cute and helps keep my humidifier clean longer
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So Cute! Works Well!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Starbright - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is the cutest thing. I have a Crane humidifier and it fits inside nicely. The fish floats in the water so it looks like a real fish is in there. It keeps my humidifier nice and clean. I also clean my humidifier once a week with vinegar and water and remove the fish while cleaning. Highly suggest this product!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Left my humidifier with mold and stains

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Kenya JR - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
do not buy. this little fish left my humidifier with mold stains and ruined it. I HAD the humidifier that for dry air (Vicks Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier Tank) and all I would put is water. but I no longer have it because the fish ruined it. it left stains that were gross to clean. and some stains wouldn't come out even with bleach. Do yourself a favor and don't buy this.
1 reply from Manufacturer Tech Support team - 3 months ago
We're sorry to hear you are having this experience. This is not what we'd expect from this product. We'd like to look into this to help. Please reach out to us at SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com for assistance.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Vicks

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Lisa - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
It works great it keeps my humidifier clean inside I change it every 30 days is it
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Must buy for humidifiers

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Momof3 - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
It works. The filter stayed cleaner longer with the fish. Plus, it’s really cute.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Fishy fish

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
MommaBearPNW - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
It's so cute! I hope it helps!
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Half filled fishie

4 out of 5 stars
SadPanda - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Fish is not filled up all the way like in the pics so I would think it wont last quite as long as anticipated. Cute little fish tho.
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Cute and practical fish

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Megan - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
I find that my humidifier stays cleaner longer with the fish in the tank! It’s also super cute to have it floating around.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Fish in water

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Del - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Helps keep my humidifier clean.
value: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Great

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mommy - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Does what it is supposed to do
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Do not waste your money!

1 out of 5 stars
Vee - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
I put 1 of these 'fish' in our clean Honeywell humidifier and noticed the same yucky odor (we experienced without one) 1 week later! I took apart and cleaned the unit thoroughly and there was a pink scum on the wash cloth. This item did nothing to keep the bacteria away. If using in a child's room check it before 30 days, you don't want anyone, especially a child breathing that in.
1 reply from Manufacturer Tech Support team - 9 months ago
We're sorry to hear you had this experience. We'd like to help. Please reach out to us by emailing SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com for assistance.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Humidifier treatment

5 out of 5 stars
Kathy - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Perfect and easy way to ensure my humidifier runs well. So easy too. Just drop the fish in water reservoir and your done!
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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The Best!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
BSM3 - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve used these for 3+ years in my humidifiers and can’t complain! They keep the water clean and reduce any risk of bacteria growth immensely.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Must have for parents!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Jaybuff - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Works great! Keeps my kids humidifiers really clean for much longer!
1 reply from Manufacturer Tech Support team - 11 months ago
Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We will share this information with our team. If you require assistance, please email us at SocialSupport@helenoftroy.com.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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