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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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.

pixie - 2009-03-04

I have just bought a black moore fish but s/he keeps going to the bottom of the tank and lying on the pebbles, sometimes for a few minutes and sometimes for quite a while. Is this normal? As soon as i approach him he will swim off and do his own thing for a while then go back to the bottom, he tucks his finds right in and his tail down. Just wondering if any of yours do this? He seems healthy and hes eating.

Thankyou :)

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  • charlotte - 2010-11-21
    Probably depressed, get him a friend! Orange oranda's are great.
  • vickki - 2010-12-11
    My black moor fish is so wired because when I go to feed her she hangs on the fish tank and when I put them in she eat it and goes back to hanging on the tank so I do not no why? Thanks.
  • Madi - 2010-12-23
    I just got 2 black moor's but one keeps lying at the bottom of the jug statue that is in the tank. Eoes it just like it there or is there something wrong? He hasn't come out in a while but he is still alive.
Helaina - 2010-12-12
My Black Moor (her name is Molly) usually swims up by the surface, should i be concerned?

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-12-12
    Probably not unless there is a reason she is swimming at the top like gasping at the surface. Unless there are signs of discomfort, no worries :)
umair - 2010-12-11
Hi this is umair I have a pair of black moors the female is still black but the male changes his color to gold is this normal? Plz tell me.

Lee - 2010-12-06
Moor goldfish also called: telescope. It's normal kinds. Now it's breed new kinds Moor of Moor with short tail, tigerHead with Moor and so on. Welcome to see show web

Amy - 2010-08-06
I"m 15 but I have been a long time fish lover. I have a goldfish pond, as well as many tanks setup in my house including tropicals, as well as these little guys. My first black moor I bought was when I was 3 years old. He's still alive! We measured him last week, from tip of the head to end of tail fin he is 11 inches long!! I bought him with my pearlscale, and comet, both also alive. The pearly is 9 inches long, and my comet is 14. Just goes to show you what good water quality and care can do for your fish!

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  • kirsten - 2010-08-07
    I'm also 15, and have been keeping comets all my life, with the exception of one fantail a couple of years ago. I'm just starting off a new aquarium, so today I bought a pearlscale and am planning to add a black moor in 4 weeks. I just hope I do as well as you and mine last that long!
  • Amy - 2010-11-25
    I wish you luck! The true secret to making your goldfish survive is to:
    1. Not overfeed them. For the first week or so that you have them, watch them eat and see how much they can completely consume in 3 minutes.
    2. Give them a lot of space. I have my three big goldies in a 120 gallon together.
    3. Keep up with water changes and gravel siphoning. I do a 10% water change weekly, and siphon out the gravel every other Saturday.
    4. Feed them a high quality diet. I feed mine omega foods, they love it. It's made out of real fish instead of fish meal so it's way better. Also I give them small pieces of zucchini on Wednesdays and freeze dried brine shrimp on Sundays.

    I wish you all the luck with your pearlscale and moor! They really are a wonderful pet to keep.
Hector Lo - 2009-02-23
Hi! I just bought 2 Black Moors on 22-2-2009! Many 2's huh? I dont know which is a female and which is a male ? There's one smaller than the other, and its movements are quite slower...

I had named my fish- Adwerd for the big one and Iricse for the small one, but i cant tell which is which, but Iricse has more shiny belly while Adwerd belly is dimmer.

My tank are getting full of fish wastes, when should i clean them???

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  • charlotte - 2010-11-21
    Clean them every week, make sure you clean the gravel as well as the water and you put your tap water safety stuff in it too!
Kimberlee - 2009-08-05
Hi, i recently got a black moor named scales, and after a week or so his tank mate died. He was ok on his own for a while but now hes sitting at the bottom of the tank for long periods of time and im starting to get worried. what do i do?

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  • charlotte - 2010-11-21
    He is probably depressed, the same happened to me and I bought an orange oranda and he is so much happier swimming about all day and follows me around my kitchen, get him a friend but make sure the friend isn't faster than he is for the food else he will end up going hungry too.
jen - 2010-09-07
Hi there, I need some help with my black moor goldfish. It is having trouble swimming, it can swim but as soon as he stops he floats to the top and turn belly. I have two other goldfish one comet/fan tail, does anyone else. Can you tell what is wrong and if it can be fixed?

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  • Mo - 2010-09-09
    It seems like your fish has a problem with its swim bladder. I had a ryukin who lived a long life with this problem, but obviously it would have been better if we'd known how to fix it at the time!
    My pet shop here has medicine to help with this, shouldn't be too expensive, about €5 - €10here. Hope this helps!
  • Anonymous - 2010-09-12
    You should take your black moor in to a pet store or the dealer where you got him. Luckily they are very hardy fish, so he does stand a chance if there is anything wrong with him. Do some research to make sure you are giving him the right foods and everything. I used to have one, and I hope to get another. They are so beautiful!
  • Rose - 2010-09-13
    It could be that your fish is bloated. It has had too much food. Maybe give him some peas that usually helps and cut down on the food. I have had black moors for a long time. I find that if I let the food float on the surface that goldfish will get a lot of air which also causes bloating.
  • sara red - 2010-09-15
    You can"t fix it.
  • jo - 2010-09-29
    Hey! I have a comet fan tail and black moor too! I know EXACTLY what's wrong.. your black moor may just have swim bladder disease. It's not serious and is easily cured. Here are some easy treatments: 1. feed him a pea, chopped into bite-sized chunks 2. buy a real aquarium plant to put oxygen into the water 3. put in freshwater aquarium salt (you can buy aquarium salt at Petco) .
  • Gretchen - 2010-10-01
    I have one that is doing the exact same thing. I inherited the fish from my daughter. She said it has always swam and floated upside down. Why? Inquiring minds want to know if the fish needs help.
  • sun shine - 2010-10-01
    I feel your pain! I too have a black moor that has this problem. She is a little over 4 yrs old is considered xt large( about the size of two fists) and I have looked for a while online for the answer to this question and have never found it! I hope by now you have 'cause I would like to know myself. My tank is a 30 gal. I have 2 fish in it, a 7.5 in comment and my moor. They eat LOTS and the tank MUST be cleaned once a month,at least.
  • Anonymous - 2010-10-07
    Swim bladder problems.. look into it online or go to a pet store.. they will have better advice.. and are you feeding him floating food that he has to swim up to get.. I always feed my black moor the sinking goldfish pond food... he loves it and I try and sneak other things into his diet.. they eat just about anything he can put into his gut lol... anywho I hope you get your fish well!
  • georgia - 2010-10-08
    Sounds like your fish has gas. Take a can of peas and try to get him to eat 1. Continue daily until he sinks again. This worked for my black moor.
  • Jim - 2010-10-18
    Are you feeding it floating food? I was feeding my moor & 3 orandas floating pellets, and one oranda would bob around like a bubble and float belly-up to the top of the tank. After I switched foods to slow-sinking 'crumbs' and freeze-dried plankton and krill, her problem was solved.
  • j thomas - 2010-10-28
    I am told it is damage to their swim bladder and nothing can be done. They took in to much air when eating and damaged their swim bladder. Is this true. what can I do
  • Anonymous - 2010-10-28
    Feed him a pea. We cook them and squeeze the inside out into the tank. Throw away the skin. This always helps our black moor stop floating.
  • mel - 2010-11-05
    Hi there, your fish has air in the swim bladder, if you google it it will tell you more, but at the end of the day there's not much you can do except maybe feed it pea's, peas work as a laxative for fish. What may have caused the air in the bladder could have been a block in the bowel. Also half the water in the tank helps apparently. Hope this has helped you a bit, I just 3-4 weeks ago lost an 8yo fish to the same thing.
  • LCK - 2010-11-17
    It sounds like he's being... 'crowded,' in the tank. Are you sure the tank is clean/large enough for him and his buddies? The larger fish need a lot of space, it sounds like he's under a lot of strain - I've heard that it's easier for them to breathe when they flip on their backs, you'll see this with any large fish. If something isn't done soon, he may die.
    Good luck!
  • Andrea - 2010-11-18
    Jen, I am having the same problems with my Moor. Did you ever find out the solution or what is wrong with him/her?
  • charlotte - 2010-11-21
    It's probably swim bladder disease, when you put food into the tank and they go up for it, they can also catch air bubbles and it can make their bellys/bottoms float up, stop feeding your fish for a couple of days and when you next feed him/her make sure the food sinks either to the bottom or it catches the food as it floats down.
franky - 2009-08-17
I bought a black moor yestarday, and I brought it home and put it in a gold fish bowl and that nite I went to bed the next day I woke up and it was half white and looked very sick!
So I moved it into a new goldfish tank and its colour came back and it is fine now!
When can I move my fish back into the old tank and stil keep it helthy? :)

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  • charlotte - 2010-11-21
    Was your gold fish bowl filtered? Did he have enough air in the water and was the water treated? If you want to transfer your new fish into an existing tank, take some of the water the fish is currently in into the tank and then move him in, make sure the water temps are the same else it may shock the poor fish.