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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Trevor - 2009-04-27
My Black Moors are 10 years old! I know they won't live forever and I'll be sad when they pass on.
One of them has odd patches of Orange on him now, his black coat slowly disappearing.
Someone told me he's the male of the bunch.
They're all very entertaining and guests love to look at them.

HECTOR - 2009-04-19
Finally, after all of fish floating on the tank, the tank was habitated peacefully by 2 Black Moors and 2 Ryukins. at 3 inch, 4 inch, 3.5 inch and 5 inch respectively. The black moors once got white spots, which I thought were bubbles at first, but when I held them out in the net, the spots are still there. I follow this site advises and they are now healthy again! Thanks ! One ryukin, bought on 18/3/2009, is shy at first, not really hanging out and always hiding from me! But now it always comes out to look at me, although I still can't touch it. Honestly, the small black moor is the sweetest and the cutiest in my tank. I tried an experiment before, I look at it from far and it swam in the middle of the tank, I go near it and look from above. As soon he sees me he swims up the tank searching for food. My big black moor is blind, I think. Poor thing! The only problem now is the BIGG RYUKIN! It is getting very FAT and keeps swimming sideways (siwm bladder problems) I know this will happen as she eats almost all the other fish food in a few seconds. How can I stop it from eating much? Why do my plants in the tank keeps dying? Now my tank is empty but the surface is full of plants not dead yet! They keep coming off from the pots. What to do...

Anonymous - 2009-04-18
Goldfish need 10 gallons per fish, and the common and comets need 20 per fish. If your fish is on its back it most probably has swim bladder problems, which is very common in rounder goldfishes. Plz put goldfish with goldfish only.

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Giovanni - 2009-04-14
My black moor Tonks had eggs with out a male. Sadly the eggs died. If your Black Moor lays eggs add a Moor from the pet shop with white bumps on his head and put him at the surface and gently squeeze his stomach so a liquid comes out. Visa versa if you have a male and eggs will come out of the female when you gently squeeze her. Then keep the eggs in the tank at a temp. of 18-20 C (64-68F). The eggs will hatch if you don't move the tank at all in 4-5 days.

Elizabeth - 2009-04-13
I have had my Black Morr, Macbeth, for a few months and everything was going great. He originally had a tank mate, a spotted calico, but she died and he was doing fine by himself. Then one of his eyes started to cone out and get cloudy, he stopped eating. Now his other eye has started the same thing and they both look like they might explode. He has stopped swimming actively like he used to and floats in one spot. I am pretty sure he is blind, though I don't know what happened. The lady at the pet store said it sounded like a fungal infection and gave me medicine to administer once a day. It doesn't same to be working! Is he blind? Can somebody help me? What do I do with a blind fish? I was planing on getting him a friend, but not if it will worsen his condition.... PLease Help!!!

joe - 2009-04-10
Listen, many of your goldfish are mating. If a male pushes a female into a plant, it means they are mostlikely to have eggs. They only do this when they are about 4in. long. If they are being injured it means they are not compatible, with the fish killing it. HOPE THIS HELPS!

joe - 2009-04-10
Never, never ever! handle a brand new goldfish with a fish net unless it likes and is used to it's environment. This could result in stress and fish could also get a rare disease. Take good care of your goldfish! and take my advice. I got over excited and wanted to look at it, so I grabbed it with my net and the next day my favorite fish was in the fish bowl in the sky.

Andrew - 2009-04-08
Hi, I had a black moor then it's eyes got really big, then they fell out and he died.

greg - 2009-04-07
I recently purchased a small Black Moor at the local Wal-Mart. My daughter quickly named him Marley after watching the dog movie only tens of times. Anyway, we took Marley out of the bowl to clean it and he got hung in the net. After gently removing him and completing the cleaning, he is only hanging around the top and swims only limited amounts. Be careful, their pointed fins get caught easily in netting.


Dougie - 2009-03-28
I can appreciate this as I had 2 black moors too. One was bigger than the other. The smaller one died soon after the bigger one was chasing it round the tank. The one that is left is growing bigger and is developing grey scales and a gold stomach. Don't know what is going on!