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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kim - 2013-11-26
Hi there, last year I bought two small black moors to add to my large tank, I am not an experienced goldfish keeper by any standard, but five weeks ago my black moor laid a bunch of eggs. I was very surprised as I didn't know that they were a male and female, anyway, I was advised to remove the parent fish as they were eating the eggs and I have them in a smaller tank, many of the fry have died and the stronger ones are thriving. I just wanted to know when it would be a good time if any to put the parent fish back into the big tank?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    Baby goldfish grow quickly. Possibly by the third week the parents could be re-introduced, though there may still be some risk, 4-5 weeks is probably better.
Geraldine Bradley - 2013-10-10
Please help 6 weeks ago I bought a bigger tank. My black moor fish is now just lying at the bottom of the tank upside down and barely feeding I know changing tanks can cause stress but it's like he has lost the will to swim, I desperately want to help him but don't know how to......

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  • CHRIS GROBLER - 2013-11-14
    Hi there geraldine..ive got exactly the same problem..mine occured 3 weeks ago..I move the fish intoa breeding compartment for I did not know whether it was sick or pregnant...but its nit dying swims when it wants and fast..but then its like its lazy and just lies there...if you get an answer please let me know
Goldfish guy - 2013-08-19
Hey. I have black moors from Petsmart and they aren't egg shaped. Their body long. Is this something I should worry about?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-20
    I would only worry if they have physical symptomos of sickness (spots, streaks, etc.), act lethargic, won't eat, or don't seem to be swimming correctly. Their body shape alone shouldn't be a cause of concern.
teresa walker - 2013-07-21
I have a blackmoor, shubunkin, and a comet in my tank. They all go through phases of racing about the fish tank then they go docile. They all get on though. Is that normal behavior? I change the water weekly but my blackmoor just seems to prefer to be on his /her own. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-24
    Do they seem healthy otherwise? Do they eat and swim normally most of the time? If so, they are probably ok. Watch for signs of lethargy, reduced eating, or other physical signs of illness.
laura dropps - 2004-01-04
I got my Black Moor Goldfish a few months ago and I absoloutly love him (as do my cats, who watch him like most watch T.V.). I named him Othello which I thought was only fitting... He has alot of the gold metallic colouring and looks as though he was only glazed in black- very handsome. My friend has several goldfish which are HUGE, and I did not realize he would get that big too! Thanks for the info on your site, I am getting a much bigger tank and hopefully a bigger, happier fishy.

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  • tasia - 2013-06-03
    (your fish sounds very handsome) but make sure when you get a bigger tank you have to take on full responsibility and make sure what your doing.
Sandra - 2013-04-19
i have a goldfish with the bugeyes and one of his eyes looks like its filled with blood :( what should i do? has anyone heard of this?? PLEASE HELP!!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-19
    It sounds like your fish's eye got injured, and may be developing a secondary infection. You can try treating it with something like Melafix, or a more intense treatment is an antibiotic. Follow the manufacturer's instructions so that you don't wipe out your biological filter. (Anytime you use an antibiotic you have to monitor for ammonia.)
jennie - 2013-03-21
My Moore is blind in 1 eye. I don't know how this happened. It is all red with blood and his same side gill is bent over and open at all times. He is about 1 year old. Can they live with 1 eye and a damaged gill? I think he brushed up against a small water heater I have in the tank but I didn't see him do it. The tank gets super cold so I have a 3 gal tank heater by the filter. I turn it off when the tank gets about 70.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-03-23
    If he is eating and swimming fine and his wounds and eye appear to be healing, he will probably be fine. You could put some antibiotics in the water to help reduce the chance of infection.
  • jennie - 2013-03-24
    Thanks and he is swimming and the eye is healing good. Thanks for your help. He eating good I got some stuff from petco to keep infections down but he seems to be doing good thanks again and may god bless your fish also.
Dylan - 2011-04-06
Hello! I have two different age Black Moors and the older fish is starting to get really big. he acts as if he is hungry all the time. he sits at the top looking like he is trying to eat. Do I feed him more fish flakes or is there another food to give him since he is bigger?

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  • Anonymous - 2013-02-13
    Hello The best thing to do in your case is to feed tiny amounts just a few flakes up to 3 times a day or use a different food I'm a carp fisherman and use a bait called a boilie crush them up in a blender or in a bag and hit gently with a rolling pin these last for hours and will keep your fish happy as can be I have 3 blackmoors and she loves them u can buy 1 kg my sure what this is in America for about £ 10 hope this has helped
  • jennie - 2013-03-21
    I feed my Moore pellets from petco with a pic of mores on the bottle. he realy loves them. so good luck. mine is from middle finger tip to the end of my hand. so he is pretty big too
kate - 2013-03-01
I have just bought a black moor goldfish and it is just at the bottom corner of the tank and keeps floating on his side. Is this normal? It is the first time I have had goldfish and I left the tank empty for a week before putting the fish in. Thanks kate.

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  • yacamo - 2013-03-12
    did you cycle the tank before you put the goldfish in? You should, or the goldfish might develop 'new tank syndrom'. You can, ofcourse cycle the tank WITH fish in it, but its not reccomended to do so with GOLDFISH. Also, even if you can do this with goldfish, sick goldfish/stressed goldfish might be too stressed from that. You also might of just bought a sick fish! Can you return it? It also might just be stressed, and they stay at the bottom of the tank when they are stressed- like mine, but mine swims around too, but not floating or anything, he seems healthy.Im not sure about yours, is it eating? Does it ALWAYS stay down there or sometimes? Do you have airiation, and a filter, these are neccisary.
  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-03-04
    Is your goldfish still acting like this? Is he eating? Does he look like he's getting spots or losing scales anywhere? It could be any number of things depending on his symptoms. Have you checked the temperature of the tank or the water quality? Goldfish usually do okay in most water conditions but these are things you can check if he still seems to be having trouble.
sabrina - 2012-12-01
Help! my black moor has whitish color on him. His fins are shredded and he is swimming sideways then ok, then swims fast too the top swims down then sits on the bottom for ages struggling to sit straight. What's wrong with him??? I have had him for two years he is in a two foot by 1 foot tank on his own with a good filter can anybody help???

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-12-01
    Animal World has a page of various diseases symptoms and the corresponding treatments for fish.  Follow this link and look up the symptoms as you see them on your moor and the corresponding treatment is there.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-01
    Sounds like fin rot.  Add some salt to the tank.  Can also get medications for it as well.
  • Sam - 2013-02-23
    my fish used to have the same problems. how many fish do you have? their could be a illness in the water. they sell droplets at almost any petstore after I got the drops my fish look great the spots are gone and their fins grew back.