Animal Stories - Black Moor Goldfish


Animal-World Information about: Black Moor Goldfish

The Black Moor Goldfish is basically a black version of the Telescope Goldfish, though the eyes usually don't protrude as far as they do on the Telescope!
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kaya penelope - 2011-04-18
I know absolutely nothing about fish. I bought a home with koi pond in back. I am in upstate NY and since I closed during January I had no clue what was actually in there until a month ago. I have 2 dogs and unfortunately could not keep larger dog out of pond so I had to give away most of the fish. Only one remained as I felt very attached. She is a black moor named Marvin. I did not know her sex obviously. So she has some translucent film over one eye and tried to find sulfates at local pet store with no luck. Here are my queries.1. She is about 3 inches long. Will she be OK in a 20 gallon tank with filter? 2. Does she need a friend? 3. I am feeding her koi pellets. Approximately 5 a day. Too much? Too little? I am just worried because I know nothing and I don't want Marvin to suffer. She survived a horrendous winter outside and almost died when a hole got in the liner from dog and pond drained. She lived in a small puddle for 6 hours. Her past koi roommates were very large and with her eyesite she still ate and survived! Marvin rocks. Please help.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-18
    You can read up on the Black Moor by clicking on the link for Black Moor. It will help. Lots of information there. 1. Yes, your Moor should be fine in a 20 gallon. They do get large - many go 5 pounds and 12 - 18 inches. They have memories and Marvin will learn to recognize you. You can also teach them tricks. I mention these things only because I was sure surprised at them. 2. They would normally be in schools of fish in the wild so a friend wouldn't hurt but then I would go for at least a 30 gallon tank. They do get large. They are hardy. 3. You would normally feed a goldfish several times a day as much as they wish to eat in approximately 5 minutes. What goes in comes out as they have no stomach and a lot of feces. So a good filter will help and limit what she eats to several times a day but just for 5 minutes. Also click on Fish Diseases and Treatment as it sounds like Marvin may have Cloudy Eye which is a bacterial thing and fixable. Just scroll down the information till you get to Cloudy Eye and it explains the symptoms and then has recommended medicine. Enjoy Marvin. They are neat fish.
  • kaya penelope - 2011-04-20
    Thank you very much for your reply....I sincerely appreciate it.
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Emily - 2011-02-18
I have four black moors in a 102 gallon tank. I love them all.. they are fun to watch and sometimes squeeze!

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  • katie - 2011-03-11
    Sorry squeeze?
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Sad fish owner - 2011-02-08
Help too! So I was washing my fish's bowl and he got out of the net and fell on the ground and the impact popped one of his eyes. Will it go back to normal and heal or will it forever be sunk in?

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  • Justin Brough - 2011-03-24
    Sometimes they will heal back to normal and sometimes they don't. You'll just have to wait and see.
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Anonymous - 2011-03-31
I've got a black moor goldfish and it looks very sick. Both its eyes started to look cloudy. Later on noticed white fluffy stuff growing on its eye and I dont know what it is.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-29
    Attached is Animal World article on Fish Diseases and Symptoms. There is one where it says there is white/grey cloudy patches and that is cloudy eye and a fungus and treatable.
    There is another that says milky cloudiness on skin which is bacterial and treatable. Please go to the article and see which symptoms best describe what is happening to your little fella nd the appropriate treament is recomended. Good luck but looks like you saw it and know to treat it. Good for you.
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Haley - 2011-03-20
I've had my black moor fish for about a month now, and just yesterday I noticed a bunch of white spots all over his body besides his head. I think it's called ich, (ick?) and I read that if you put your infected fish into a quarantine tank with a little salt, and raise the temperature to 85-88, it will go away. But I don't know how warm the black moor fish can stand, or if salt will kill it. Please help! He's starting to look gray and sick! :(

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  • Justin Brough - 2011-03-24
    This definitely sounds like ich. The rise in temperature is usually suggested for scaleless fish since copper and malachite green can be toxic to them. For goldfish just use an ich (parasite) medication like Quick-Cure.
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ashley dover - 2011-03-07
My black goldfish has had a few white spots or scales missing and now his eyes are covered in a white film and look as if they are about to burst. What do I do?

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  • charles mc cray - 2011-03-21
    I moved my black goldfish from a 10 gals tank to 55 gals tank. Two days later his eyes are covered in a white film and it looks like he can't see. Is there anything i can do for him? There are 20 other fish in the tank they are all doing well.
  • Justin Brough - 2011-03-24
    Try a general antibiotic for finrot or fungus like Maracyn, Maracyn Plus or Fungus Cure. You can also add ich medication like Quick-Cure for any parasitic infestations. If only one fish is affected, you might want to isolate it in a quarantine tank so you don't have to treat the whole aquarium.
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Brittiney Swieter - 2009-12-21
I've had my black moor for almost a year now. I keep him in a 55gal. tank a few other gold fish like him. I've just noticed that one of his eyes has gotten smaller and the other one much larger. I'm not sure what has happened. None of the other fish are experiencing this. I've tested the water and everything is fine. What has happened ad how can i fix it?

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  • Kyle N - 2011-03-10
    Please call me before I leave for boot I really need to talk to you.
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john - 2011-02-06
I just bought a black telescope goldfish. It stays on the bottom for a while then swims a little bit. When I give put food he doesn't notice it for a while, until he goes up and eats almost all the flakes in one bite. Then he goes back to the bottom, is this normal?

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  • Aluyasha - 2011-03-02
    What temp is your tank at? Black Moors are a little bit more sensitve of the temp. And how often are you cleaning the tank?
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DannyBoy - 2011-02-16
Do the Moore breeds of goldfish have eye issues, such as the bubble eyed goldfish? I'm wanting to get at last 2 goldfish and I'm not used to the specifications of these fish. I'm a high school student and I'm used to Betta and tropical fish. Not the cold water breeds.. lol. HELP? Please:)

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  • Aluyasha - 2011-03-02
    They are considered one of the handicapped types of goldfish like bubble eyes and celestials, yes. However, they are one of the least handicapped. Just make sure they are not with any fast fish that will steal their food. Also, do not use pointy or jagged/sharp plants and caves and such. They should be fine. Good luck!
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iris - 2011-01-26
I need help telling if my black moor is a boy are a girl and the pictures do not help and what do they eat?

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