Chemical burns from carbon??

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I have never used carbon and my thanks partly because a lot of people say it is not necessary but for the most part the financial issue I recently purchased some aquarium sustenance from somebody and they had home bottle of penn plax pro carb. I put it in my filter cartridge ran it for about three days and decided to take it out within three days after that I noticed dry flaky sores on my Oscar fish I've included a video of me putting the carbon in some water to show how it reacted. is this normal?

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OFL replied the topic: Chemical burns from carbon??

To be honest, I couldn't really answer your question as to whether the carbon has caused this problem. You are right, carbon isn't necessary, although a lot of manufacturers put it in their filtration systems. I couldn't get your video to run for some reason. See what other people say, Dave or Rock will probably have a better idea and may be able to help you more.

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Rocksor replied the topic: Chemical burns from carbon??

It's probably skin irritation caused by the carbon, especially if the carbon wasn't rinsed enough.

That's a normal reaction for carbon that has just touched water.
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