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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.