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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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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Anonymous - 2010-09-05
i have a 30 gallon tank and my black more seems to be nipping at other fish

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  • Amy - 2010-11-25
    I've had the same problem before. Moors like to go at the other fishes tails right? They aren't hurting them. Just make sure and every time you do water changes to add slime coat conditioner to the water and you should be okay.
  • sheila - 2010-12-10
    My black moor has been nipping on my gold fish's inside fin..half eaten now and the gold fish has been doing the same to the black moor..they are the only two in the 10 gal tank..why are they doing this to each other?
  • BEN VARKEY - 2011-01-05
    I have two black moor gold fishes. But now i am starting to take care. It is so cute.
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kelly walker - 2009-12-12
I have a black moor in with 11 other fancy goldfish in a 680 litre 150 gallon tank, they need huge amounts of room as with all other goldfish and massive filtration too. People who put these beautiful fish in bowls need their heads examined. All goldfish need very large tanks to grow to their full potential or they become stunted. My black moor is now around 6-7inches and they can easily reach a foot long if given proper care. They should also live for 20+ years if given the right conditions. To say a common goldfish can live in 3 gallons is so wrong, they can reach 20 inches long and need more room than fancies. Please people, start researching your pets properly.

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  • Ana - 2010-02-25
    I don't know why, but I have a small fish tank with a castle and a plant, and a few shells, and I have one black fish, one silver fish, and one goldfish. I just finished burying my silver and black ones today (Viky and Misty), I am devastated. I had them for atleast a week and a half. Left with sunny now... what happened to the others, do u know?
    Ana 13 portugal
  • Morgan - 2010-08-03
    Ana =]

    Sorry to hear about your fishes I have 3 New goldfishes! Too :D There 3 months old in 3 Days, I love my fishes to pieces!
    George - Black More
    And I got one called Sonny which is a bubble head ;D
    The 3rd one Ozzie died :'( Had a disease called Dropsy .. But the other two are fine together playing anyway!
    Your wondering why your goldfish could of died right?
    I'm not so sure did they have anything wrong with them which you was aware of?
    They could of caught a disease which you didn't notice maybe, were your fish acting different than the first couple of days before they died?
    I'm getting a new fish at the weekend I might call it after Ozzie I got a few suggestions 1.Ozzie Ozborn 2. Ozzie Junior 3. Ozzie the second can't remember the 4th Lol, Good luck if you ever get new fish and I hope some of what I said helps.
  • santosh shinde - 2010-12-29
    Thanks for your valuable information mr. Kelly walker. I was not knowing that they can grow up to 20 inches. I am having tank of 300 litre capacity. I am always worried for my black moor. I want them to grow to their last limit. This is my third pair and every time I found they are having tail problems. Please suggest if you can. Thanks.
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katie - 2010-12-25
Ok so I have a black moor and I have a one gallon tank but my dad got me an eight gallon tank.
I want another fish sooo bad and he is getting me some. I want a lionhead but as you said they are really competitive for food so I don't know if I should still get one.

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