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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Ferrell - 2010-05-01
I've just upgraded my fish tank from 2.5 liters to 40 liters with a filter and a air pump. Blackie (black moor) is being odd since sparkles died back in the 2.5 liters bowl from poor water quality. Blackie's dorsal fin and his second pair of fin is clamped. Please tell me whats wrong? Additional info PH is 7.4 the tank model is aqua one 340 pro aqua start includes a light and a filter, air pump model aqua one 2500 I use it for my ornament, the light is pl 50, I feed it flakes and granules currently alone but adding a dragon eye after my vacation for three weeks. I have 1 and half months till I go so please tell me soon.

Banana - 2010-04-27
My Googly eyed fish's name is Captain Johnny Albert Einstein! I luv it!

amym - 2010-04-23
I love moors, and have never had problems other than with water quality from time to time causing illness... easily cared for. BUT I now have a one eyed BIG guy (blind in one eye from defect) who EATS and BULLYS other fish. He LOVES to eat the algae eaters and snails especially, but has three pygmy frogs to his list and several small goldfish too. ANYONE ever had one of these docile, timid fish turn aggressive?

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  • adina - 2010-04-27
    OMG....mine is the MOST aggressive fish. He eats any other fish in his tank. I had no intentions of having just one fish but it seems I have no choice. He has NO problems eating and cleans the tank of all food twice a day. And yes, I have to feed him twice a day or he goes nuts. I keep reading online how timid they are and to not place them with aggressive fish but it's all backwards to me. Looks like I'm stuck with just the one because it's too sad to come home and find another fish torn to pieces. Breaks my heart. I had to quit trying.
Claudia Bullard - 2010-04-09
I bought a Black Moor for the office and we love him! He is so sweet and has really brought our depressing little cubicle spaces to life. However this morning I noticed his eye is either damaged or has an infection. It is kinda swollen and cloudy. I took the rock decoration out of the tank as I just read he could damage his eyes on sharp stuff. I wish the fish people had told me that. Does anyone know what this is--fungus or damaged lens?

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-04-10
    Try looking at the eye problems on the fish diseases page to see if that answers your question. See link below:

    Fish Diseases
  • Claudia - 2010-04-16
    Thanks. I did that and got some medication to put in the water. The next day, however, he looked better and then better the next after that. I never added the meds. Maybe he scraped his eye. He is living by himself. Should I get him a companion?
Hena Amin - 2010-04-01
I just bought an adorable black moor goldfish. I absolutely LOVE him. I just have a ton of questions. For starters; I read that I shouldn't be keeping him in a fishbowl and rather in an aquarium? Also, that it shouldn't be kept with other fishes due to competitiveness during feeding time. I was also wondering if they reproduce and how so and how will I know. As you can tell this is my FIRST fish; and I love it so much already & want to keep it for as long as possible. In saying so; I hope someone can reply and help me keep BlackJack for as long as possible. Thank You.

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  • Stephan - 2010-04-21
    You can put him with other fish. for your breeding question read this article to find out.
Jessella. - 2010-03-27
I love googly eyed goldfish so much! :dd

debbie - 2010-03-26
I have a black moor goldfish for about 3 years now. As time has passed he has slowly turned orange. Can anyone tell me why? Is this normal or should we be concerned?

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  • jamie - 2010-05-21
    Water temp affects the color, warmer water they tend to stay black, in colder water 60 and below they turn orange.
shawnee b. - 2010-03-25
I have had my black moor fish for about four or five months now,he seems to be quite happy! Recently I noticed he and my pearlscale goldfish, buddha, like to swim on their backs! Is that a normal thing they do from time to time? It's as if they enjoy it! Call me crazy?!

Joni - 2010-03-23
We have one Black Moor Goldfish in our pond with one Koi & 3 other goldfish. It is such a fun fish, I make sure it gets fed away from the others. He has survived the winter here in Southern AZ in the pond. We do have a heater, so the water isn't freezing.

tina - 2010-03-22
He, this is tina again. I figured out my moor problem. I bought me this filter and left the little guy alone for awhile. I gave away my mean betta fish and got 2 more moors; a big goldfish and a tiny little guy. So weird how these little guys grow. They seem to do well and are very hungry...