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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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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Antoni - 2011-01-21
PLEASE HELP ME! I think my black moor has swim bladder disease... it floats on top of the tank on it's side. He's still breathing, but isn't making much effort to swim. PLEASE tell me what I should do!

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inf3rno - 2011-01-13
I just got new fishes. 2 Fantails, Black moor and a comet. Whenever I feed them the comet and the fantails go for the food immediately, but the black moor stays at the bottom and I'm not sure if it gets enough food any tips?

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  • Fishy - 2011-01-18
    You could try giving the other fish some food first (to get them out of the way) and then soaking some more in the water and then it should sink to the bottom and he might get it. Black Moors eyesight isn't the best so he might not see the food at the top. Mine was like that. :)
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Bryce - 2011-01-16
I can't tell if my Black Moor is a boy or girl. It looks like it has something down there but I wasn't sure exactly what it is. I've been looking at pictures and haven't seen anything and can't find out how to tell if it's a boy or girl. Please help!

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  • mekenna - 2011-01-16
    I just looked it up and it said that the female is larger than the male and from up above she looks a little fatter. The male will be thinner and during mating season (or whatever you want to call it) he will get white prickly spots on the flap of the gills and the head.
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Seth - 2011-01-16
I just purchased a Black Moor last night. I think she might be sick or dying. She just lays around on the bottom of the tank, acting like she is trying to get up but she is unable to. Is this normal, or is my fish dying?

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  • john blundell - 2011-01-16
    Black moors usually sleep at the bottom of the tank she may also be getting accustomed to her new surroundings.
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