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Anonymous - 2012-12-30
My black moor goldfish is beginning to develop gold markings. In fact it has more gold than black colouring on its body. There is a second black moor in the tank and it doesn't seem to have the same problem. Can anyone tell me why this change of colour.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-30
    That is totally normal.  Black is not a real stable color with goldfish.
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shelly - 2012-12-03
I just need a list of things for my new black moor tubbles please :]

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-03
    Are you talking about supplies?
  • shelly - 2012-12-26
    yes
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melissa sartin - 2012-12-23
I just purchased 2 calico goldfish to put in my 50 gal tank. I have 2 black moores in there also,but they keep picking on the calicos, easpecially the littler one. They chase it by its tail. Is there a reason or are they playing?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2012-12-24
    Keep an eye on them and see if it gets worse or if their fins start looking torn up. You may want to put some floating plants and some ground decorations to help give them places to hide. If it gets worse you may want to separate the fish.
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Rajesh - 2012-12-21
Hello, I have a fish tank, its dimensions are - length=3 ft, height = 2 & 1/2 ft, width = 1 ft. How many fan tail gold fish can i add in it ? Can it fit 4 of them ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-12-21
    Sounds like about a 25 - 30 gallon tank? Adult goldfish really need a minimum of 20 gallons per fish, but as juveniles 4 could work. Just plan on getting a bigger tank as they grow.
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Brittany - 2012-12-11
So I have a black moor goldfish along with a common goldfish and an oranda in my 30gallon aquarium.. The other morning I went to feed my fish and noticed that one of the moors eyeballs were gone!! I was shocked. The next morning the other one was gone too!!! Is this common?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-12
    That does happen.  Moors are slow swimmers and can't really get away from faster swimming fish.
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JJ - 2012-08-09
Ok.... You are all freaking me out! I bought 3 little goldfish (they were babies, tiny and black) for my 5 gallon fluvial chi tank. My two young daughters loved my male beta and when he passed after 4 years, I thought I'd quickly replace them with these 29 cent feeder fish. It is now four years later and these fish are huge! Two of them are close to 4' (before the tail) and the third is about 2'. I feel bad as they are in such a small tank (I read here they need 10 gallons per fish?!!) but there is no way to get such a large tank to fit anywhere. Since they have already thrived so well for 4 years am I harming them by keeping them in a smaller tank?

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  • Ginka - 2012-12-07
    You stunt their growth, cause stress and they will get deformed eventually, from trying to grow. You have to get a bigger tank or give them away.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-08
    You really should get a bigger tank. 10 to 20 gallons for them would be good and actually give you and your kids the ability to enjoy them acting more like they are suppose to.
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bettybloop - 2011-11-15
I wanted to name our little friend xray because you can see right thru his eye and out the other side. Cool little buddy. bloop bloop bloop... :) hunnys daughter named him col. sanders.? these fish are cool!! We're down to 2 (had 4) that are doing very well. New tank and just learning...it's not quite as simple as we thought it would be. Buy tank, add water, add fish. Learning that there's a little more to it than that. Sorry lenny (fish 1) and wigga (fish 2). And RIP Red. (poor little betta..learning curve..oops. and where can we buy a panda telescope? Anybody know? :) bloop bloop bloop...

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-17
    X-Ray is a great name.
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Enid - 2012-11-20
My black moor Goldfish is laying on his side unable to swim to the top of the tank he can scoot across the bottom of the tank but only on his side. I have no idea what is wrong with him. Can anyone help to find what is wrong with him. Can anyone tell me if he is in pain and can I do any thing to help fix him...

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-11-21
    Laying on its side is not a good sign. It could be a swim bladder problem. The swim bladder is an organ inside the fish, just below its spine, that will fill will blood gasses when the fish wants to swim up in the water. It also helps the fish swim upright. If it fails, it will deflate and can't hold the gasses so the fish stays on the bottom. Some things to look at are your water condition and the food. A partial water change is usually the first thing to do. Then make sure you have an adequate sized tank, at least 10 gallons, and a good filter. A proper diet is necessary too, flake food is a good start but it should to be supplemented with things like green peas (peel off the skin) and even shredded carrots, raw romaine lettuce, slices of cucumber and squash, to keep the digestive system working properly. Good luck, hope you can pull the little fellow out.
  • Sharon - 2012-11-25
    My black moore swims up side down every evening around ten o'clock he floats on his back and moves his gills to get around. I thought he was enjoying himself he only goes down a few inches and then rolls over. But I will try the peas and change the water. Thank you for your help.
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John - 2012-10-23
I have one of these fish and my daughter noticed that 1 eye is bigger than the other. Is this ok or is there something wrong with the fish? I know they have poor sight but now I'm concerned about it's overall health. Thanks !

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-23
    That is not a big deal.Very common!
  • John - 2012-10-24
    Thank you!
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-25
    Biggest thing for this fish is maing sure water conditions stay stable and you want to make sure there are no rough or sharp edges to injure the fish in the tank.
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Soroush J Jozani - 2012-09-18
I moved my goldfish to a 100 gallon tank last week. They all are healthy and active, except for one of my calico fantails which started to swim slower and refuses to eat for the past 2 days; yet I don`t see any visible signs of disease on her. Any idea what could cause this?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-09-19
    Fish need to adjust to their new tanks.  May be swimming slower because it doesn't know the tanks boundries yest ans is mentally programed to swim in the smaller tank without thinking, now has more room.
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