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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Jo - 2010-07-30
I just got two black moors today at walmart, and they are sooo cool!

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  • Gloria - 2010-11-04
    Me too! I got 2 black moors at walmart today! Lol
Lacey - 2010-03-23
I was thinking about getting a blackmoore goldfish or a telescope goldfish (most likely blackmoore)....I will be getting only one fish ....I was wondering if it was ok to put it in a large goldfish bowl or will I need a tank with a filter?

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  • Coupe - 2010-09-30
    Well, I have two goldfish, one a black moor and the other a common goldfish, and they get along great. I asked the man at petco, and he said the only kind of fish that really gets along well with a gold fish is another goldfish. I may warn you that black moors get sick easily, so be sure to change the water every now and then. I hope you enjoy your black moor. ^__^
  • jus fish - 2010-10-09
    You will need a tank preferably a 30gal to start with and yes filtration is a must since goldies give off lots of waste, please no sharp objects in the tank-moors eyes are very susceptible to scratches and stuff.
  • ebonyfish - 2010-10-20
    I just purchased a black moore goldfish. I keep it in a 5 gal tank with filtration system. I would advise you not to just use a bowl. They require moving water and a clean environment. I would say at least a 5 gal or bigger just for one fish. I would visit a local petsmart or petco and ask any question you might have. They have all the info on what you would need to keep your new fish happy.
Cori - 2010-09-13
I have one of these fish and this morning I woke up and his right eye is all filmy looking almost like cataracs on an elderly person, does anyone know about this please let me know at I'm worried about my Lil BUbbles.

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  • georgia - 2010-10-08
    Sounds like the beginnings of ick. Ask your fish store guys for appropriate medicine and dosage for tank size. If you have other fish in the tank, separate them.
Breda - 2010-10-03
Hi I just purchased a black moor along with a common gold fish yesterday, both seemed to adapt to their new environment quite well however today the black moor appeared to swim to the top of the tank then drift slowly back down staying on the bottom. I'm guessing the fish is quite old or is this typical of the black moor?

jo - 2010-09-28
I have a black moor in an outdoor pond with a gold fantail, and a koi. They have lived together for over a year now, so I know they get along and are thriving. But now I am worried about my black moor because one of his eyes has "popped". Should this be a major concern? He is still eating and swimming happily, I don't know what happened.

Marie - 2010-07-05
I have had a black moor for almost 5 years. He started as coal black. About 2 years ago, as he grew, he started to change color. He has been gold for about this amount of time. Now, I noticed he is starting to go black again. Is this normal?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-07-14
    I don't think that's normal. I think that your fish should stay black and not change colors.
  • Barbie - 2010-07-28
    My black moor of 3 years is also going through a color change. It is concentrated around the head and front fin area, plus a bit at the anal area. It's not really gold, more a very light rust color. I wondered if it was just an aging process, but does it mean a disease? He lives with a fancy fin goldfish and they are great friends. Most nights they sleep nose to nose....soooo cute!
  • Jemma D. - 2010-08-08
    Usually it means that they are rotting or they have got some sort of disease! My fish has got exactly the same and he is a black moor fish!... maybe it something to do with the breed!
  • katherine - 2010-09-08

    I HOPE THAT ANYONE WHO FINDS THIS READS, THIS BEFORE GETTING SCARED OF FIN ROT OR ANY OTHER DISEASE ! It was extremely helpful and set my mind at ease when this happened to my moor.
Anant - 2009-01-02
Black Moor is Blind
We got 8 goldfish and 1 black moor all size 3in at a time and kept in 60gl tank. after some days we brought 5 angle fishes with the guidance of fish shop. unfortunately angel fishes bitten to gold fish and 6 already died. Now finally they bit the black moor behind its bubble eyes. And his one eye totally damaged and another is covered with thick white blur. We have taken out the angle fishes but its too late. We are worried about black moor even though he is eating properly. please advice.

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  • ro - 2010-09-06
    8 goldfish + a black moor is too many for a 60 gallon tank.
    You need 10 gallons per goldfish / black moor minimum, as they will grow a lot, and produce a lot of waste.

    Angel fishes are tropical fish, gold fishes and black moors are not. If you keep them at tropical temperatures, the goldfishes will eventually get sick and die.

    Set up a small aquarium tank, and put the black moor in, using water from your 60gl aquarium. put a filter in, one that has already been used in your big tank preferably.
    If it has carbon media, take this out. If the filter is clogged up, then clean that too *in aquarium water*
    Buy a bottle of melafix and follow instructions.
shimon shtrenhell - 2010-08-18
I got a black moor, comet goldfish, and 3 common goldfish. My problem is that in feeding time, the big common is hurting the black moor. The black moor also got a shrink-ish eye. Theres some ways to cure the eye and stop the big common?

betty - 2010-02-22
What do black moore eggs look like?

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  • courtney - 2010-08-05
    Hey they are white and small almost see through. You will have literally hundreds of them.
Jenn - 2010-07-16
I have a question. :O
Both of my Moors have been
swimming on top of the tank and
stick out there mouth they close it and open it
I thought they where hungry so I fed the flakes.
And they still kept doing that. Is that normal?
Help D":

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  • Robyn - 2010-07-19
    It's how they breathe; Don't worry!
  • Jackie - 2010-07-21
    How high is the water in your tank because that means that they don't have enough oxygen. You need to have the water half way or else your fish will die from lack of oxygen or something. It happened to me also and my sister was worried that I didn't clean the tank properly or something so we decided to look up why my Moors have been doing that and it said that the water level needs to be halfway from the bottom to the top.
  • Jeff C - 2010-08-01
    Goldfish can breathe this way. However, if your tank is not established, the fish may be at the top because of high ammonia levels. If this is the cause, then they will stop when your tank's biological filtration gets going and ammonia comes down.