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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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I LIKE MOORS :D - 2010-07-16
My name is Kat., and I bought two moors. One is Brownish And I named it
lt. Shiny-Sides. And the other one is black, I called It. Sgt. Moorie. :D
They're so cute to see the swim around. ^^
*Semper Fi.*

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Faith - 2012-09-13
I just bought a black moor...and he is so cute! :) And for the past couple of days have been just laying there and am scared I am doing something wrong. Is there something I am missing?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-09-14
    These fish are known to do that.  Is it coming up for feeding?
  • Michele - 2012-10-08
    HI there, I would check the Amonia of your tank. It should be neutral. Get a kit. Goldfish have a lot of waste and its all to do with water quality. If you have a new filtration system, it may take a little longer to build up the bacteria... keep an eye on it ! Hope this helps. I have a large Black Moore in a 4' tank and do a 30% water change weekly.
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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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