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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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...

Janice - 2010-03-11
The smaller of my Black Moors on occasion has always laid dormant on the bottom of the pond but feeds well and has never caused me concern. However just recently he been floating on the surface of the water upside down. When it first happened I thought he was dead and proceeded to fish him out with my net only to be surprised when he swam away. Any ideas what can be the cause of this.

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  • Sara - 2010-03-12
    Have you been feeding it too much?? Or he could just have some gas bubble disease that happened to my betta. If I were you I would go to the nearest pet store and ask a professional.
  • Nick - 2010-03-15
    I also have a blackmoor that swims upside down. I have been told that it is swim bladder, where air is trapped in the fish's bladder. All you have to do is feed it a pea. It seemed to work with my fish.

    Hope it works,

  • Nelly - 2010-03-20
    hi Janice, your fish probably has swim bladder disese, I would take him to a fish vet or buy swim bladder medication. I hope it works!
  • Dave - 2010-04-15
    Yes, I think that there is a problem with the air bladder of the fish causing the fish to become upside down. This could be due to constipation. The best way to cure this is to net the fish and place it in a tank of shallow water, just enough to cover the fish, leaving about 2 inches of water above the fish, then increase oxygen by placing a good air stone in the water, also feed only live food such as blood worms. Sometimes this condition cures itself without any help.
dilbert - 2010-01-08
What other fish can black moors be with... I have a large fish tank and I want to have more than just black moors.

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  • tristine - 2010-02-17
    I actually housed my black moor fish with a plecostomus, and goldfish! They do excellent the best of friends.
  • michael - 2010-03-02
    I house my black moor with a teloscope goldfish, a dojo loach and 2 comet goldfish. They all hang out and swim together fine. Only thing is the comet goldys will eat the food fast, so what I do is get my moor and tele up to the top first by luring them with my finger, throw a little food on top of them then, and half a pinch spread around the rest of the tank.
  • Anonymous - 2010-03-05
    Ok lets first just say anyone that has goldfish of any kind knows that they aren't known as the cleanest fish, but they are the kindest fish that I know of. I have 4 tanks with a total of 21 fish. I have all kinds of fish. Black moors can be put in with any of the goldfish family. Just be sure that they are of the same size so there isn't a lot of chasing around. Comets, common gold, fish fantails. I hope this helps some.
  • Yolanda - 2010-03-10
    I wish i could help u i bought one today and she has eaten five of my other fish now i dnt no what to do