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Michelle - 2010-07-22
I have had, a blackmoor, comet and goldfish for nearly a year. I have had to take the goldfish out as the other two are nipping him. I don't know what to do they just won't leave him alone.

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  • KENYOTTA! - 2010-07-24
    I just had to do the same thing! I brought 10 & i had 1 gold fish & they was bullying the gold fish! I took him out!
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Nonya - 2012-11-20
I had a black moor that recently died. His name was Neon and he was soo... nice! I got him at walmart for 5 bucks. Im going to get another one in memory of him... black moors are soo sweet and very friendly with common goldfich and calico fantails. If you know anyway to keep one alive- tell me haha...

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-11-21
    They are really nice fish, and keeping them alive takes a proper environment and diet. They need a good sized tank, at least 10 gallons and bigger as they grow, with a good filter and regular maintainence with partial water changes. They also need a proper diet to keep their digestive system working. Flake food is a good basic but should to be supplemented with things like algae wafers, peas (with the skin removed) and other raw veggies like shredded carrots and slices of cucumber or squash can also be offered.
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Heather - 2012-10-14
I recently purchased a Black Moor for my 135gal fish tank, unaware of an aggressor (that is no longer there) he destroyed the fins on one of my black moors that is no more then an 1 1/2'. He has survived for a week now, i am making sure he is getting fed, he seems to rest in plants but in the last day is swimming a little more. actually feeding with the others. Are his fins able to grow back?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-14
    Oh the poor thing, glad you got that fixed:) And yes, the fins should grow back.
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Madison C - 2009-03-16
They're SO cute! *Look at there baby EYES!* They have a BIG head too.

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Tisha - 2012-08-03
I have a Fan tail Gold fish! Are fan tail gold fish supposed to swim slow then the regular common goldfish? And I also fed my fish gold fish dried flakes and he didnt eat it? What does that mean?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-08-04
    They do swim slower.  Try some pellets.
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jason - 2012-10-28
Can I put feeder goldfish in my community tank?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-28
    I would not recommend this.  Feeder tanks are normally full of disease due to the stressfull conditions and over stocking.  Goldfish produce a lot of amonia which can cause issues with your other fish.  They can also  get large ang nippy very fast.
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MnMatty2507 - 2008-09-05
I just bought my new fish tank, a 10 gallon. And I bought Goober (a Celestial Goldfish aka Stargazer). He is doing just fine it with two fiddler crabs (Moe and Marty). Honestly I thought he'd be upside down after going from a small tank into a big one but, he's doing good! He keeps on going around like the usual ones do, and being himself, and eating when he needs to. The crabs do the same.

I will be doing a complete make over on the tank and doing a very very cool setup. I'll be adding more fish like a another Stargazer and a few frogs, bettas, and lion heads too. Probably also with help, I wanna make it a brackish fish tank, and add a black finned shark or eels. Some feeders too, besides the guppies I have as well. If any help with these fish combinations please let me know, and all help will be taken as great help for me.

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  • Oddball - 2010-05-01
    Your new "makover" might work but the tank is unfortunately too small, If the black sharks are bala sharks they get over 12 inches long and are too fast for the goldfish and will likely eat more food than it's share and leave your goldfish hungry and unhealthy. Bala sharks and other "freashwater sharks" are normally semi-aggressive and fast swimmers meaning they need a bigger tank. If you got smaller more peaceful fish it would be better, but each goldfish sadly needs at least 10 gallons of water each, meaning the tank is too small if you just put the crabs, celestial-goldfish, some guppies, 1 lionhead goldfish, and 1 frog they would be okay but then you would need to get a bigger tank, a 23 gallon would be perfect. And here is a suggestion if are tight on money, go to a local fish auction and buy the fish, gravel, plants, etc. there, the reason i'm suggesting this is because you can get good healthy plants and fish, quality equipment, tanks, deco, and gravel a lot cheaper. Sorry about how I said the tank is too small but I know this from experience, once with 15 gallon tank I got a few rainbow sharks, tetras, angelfish, mollies, platys, plecos, and goldfish, spent more than $56 and in less than a week, almost everything died except the plecos, so stock your aquarium slowly and carefully. Hope this helped.
  • Aluyasha - 2011-03-02
    That is not only way too small for all those fish, but also almost all those fish are not compatible. And what exactly do you mean by "Bettas". I own 8 Bettas currently and have had more in the past (all in their own tanks). Male Bettas CANNOT ever be put in the same tank together unless you divide the tank. Female Bettas can live together but you must have at least 5 (which is too much for that tank with a goldfish already in it). And even with 5 of them, there is no guarantee that they will get along.
    Also, watch closely what frogs you would think about getting. African Clawed frogs are very aggressive and will most likely kill your goldfish. If you did get frogs, go for African Dwarf frogs. But not with those fiddler crabs in there, the will fight.
    As for the fiddler crabs. They need to be in brackish water NOW. As long as they are in freshwater they are slowly dying. Also, fiddler crabs need to breathe air to live. They need a place that they can reach the surface (though if it is too close to the lid they will escape.)
  • Goldfish expert - 2011-08-23
    Your tank is too small for all your fish. You should buy a bigger tank and celestial eyes are the most difficult fish to keep. Even to experienced aquarist Celestial eyes have proven to be a very sensitive fish. water quality and avoiding overfeeding is important. Besides Celesti can be only grouped with other celestials or bubbles goldfish. Moreover, I think celestial have a genetical mutation that gives them their appearence but also it makes them weaker to stress and infections. Personally I also have the bad experience that after few years they develop a lot of problems, like infections, and erratic swimming, eventually my last one died after four years with me. No other goldfish have came so many problems like the Celestial and I promised myself never buy another one. This is a product of the humans trying to be god, but such a specie. :(
  • Nama - 2012-11-28
    The bubble nest is prbloaby being torn apart, you need to make sure you're not bumping your tank. Also, it depends what kind of tank, bowl, or vase you have. I keep my betta in a large vase with a scoop neck, when he make his bubble nest it naturally goes around the neck of the vase, he only has to make more bubbles to get the nest to be the thickness that is needed. hope this helps!
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Filip Nick - 2012-09-17
Hello from Greece. Two weeks ago one bubble of my bubble eye fish turned almost white in two days. After one week the bubble become again normal but there are white flakes inside it..It's like a Christmas snowball now!! Unfortunately the fish seems to have trouble with that. It has issues in swimming as the bubble  looks like heaver. Do you know what I should do? Thank you

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-24
    Sounds like your fish may have gotten an infection, but may be getting better as the cloudiness is clearing up. Not sure what's up with the heaviness. Keep an eye on him in case it reverts and you have to treat for cloudy eye.
  • Filip Nick - 2012-09-30
    Thank you for your comment! It seems just fine but I'm  concerned about the white flakes which are inside its left bubble.
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-30
    Yes, I understand that. I'm not sure what those flakes could be, maybe just residue from the cloudiness. But as he seems fine, hopefully they will dissapate over time.
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Lauren - 2004-12-12
I just purchased a black moor goldfish yesterday along with a calico fantail goldfish. They are now called Ebony and Spice. Ebony has a funny habbit. He or She i dont know swims to the surface puts his lips out of the water and swims back and forth like that. He then swims to the bottom and blows bubbles. Its hilarious. He also is always scavenging the bottom like I dont feed him. Hes such a pig. Spice is so fat. Because Ebony has "poor eyesight" like I read, he does not realize the food is at the top of the tank. Spice always takes Ebonys food. I have to sink the food down to the floor scavenging Ebony. What a mom I am. I hope everyone with a Black Moor is as happy a mom or dad as I am!!!

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  • ALAINNA - 2010-09-05
    How can you tell if a black moor is a girl or a boy. I had it for one day and I forgot to ask if it is a boy, but I can't find any website that will tell me is it is a girl or boy, HELP pLZ!
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pam h - 2012-11-27
i have an outside pond with a use to be black moore, he is now all orange except for a black strip down his back and black tipping on his tail and fins. what happened?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-27
    That is really pretty common.  Black is an unstable color in goldfish.  Sometimes happens due to water condition, not enough light.  Usually less likely in a pond though.  Is it very shady. 
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