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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mehgan - 2009-01-18
I have just gotten a walmart black moor, she/he means the world to me. I have a betta but they each have a separate tank. Anyway, I want the best for my extra small moor named tiny, like what medicine for ripped fins and such, so help me if you can!

Willie Acklin - 2009-01-18
I have had my two black moors for over a year now and during that time I got two tank mates for them, two orange & White mixed fantails. The moors were both the same size when I got them but over the course of time one of them has more than double in size of the other one. The big one is about 5 - 6 inches head to fin. Anyhow, the other one has completely turned orange/gold except for his eyes and the tips of all of his fins. Very strange. What could be causing this?

Sabine - 2009-01-09
I am also a Black-Moor fan! They are very entertaining, humorous characters! My moor was living with a small fleet of golden platys when I first noticed him changing colour. At first I thought that he wanted to 'imitate' his tank mates as he was always very interested in "the fat ladies" as I called them. There was a male in there too so I ended up with lots of baby platies!I read that a warmish water temperature causes the moors to change colour so I've turned it down to 25 but so far he is still orange. I had a batch of Ick recently - for the 1st time, so I didn't realize what was wrong until his 2 algae eater shark mates had died! He has responded rapidly to treatment and is looking perky again. I want to get a 20 gallon tank (I have a 10 gallon now) and get him a pal of his kind. But I hope he won't grow to be 12 inches!

amyblue - 2009-01-06
Hi there-

I wonder if someone can give me some advice?

I have a 95 litre tank and I have 4 goldfish. The black moor, although not the smallest fish, is always hiding behind the filter and barely moves or eats. She is just floating about 2 inches below the water surface and i keep thinking she is dead. Ive done tests on the water, which are fine, feed them a varied diet of freeze dried daphnia, blood worm, peas and dried flake fishfood but she seems disinterested.

any ideas? Im worried she's ill although she looks healthy with no visible illness.


Dean Ripley - 2009-01-06
I have been given a wonderful Christmas gift, my new black moor, his name is Fred. I was wondering about the tank, it is one of those 1.5 gallon acrylic tanks from I think walmart, and he's been in there since Christmas and seems to be doing just fine. I think he's about the size of my pinky extended and I was reading on here that he could get to be 10 inches! Will Fred be fine in this tank, I would consider it to be about a Bowl size and not actually that big. I have put white rocks in there and have made fred a "bed" with another small rock I collected and pushing a depression in the bedding so that the bottom is not too flat, and seems to be more interesting for the fish. I also have not put in any "plants" yet because i was concerned about crowding the fish. Anyone can give me any tips?

Ally - 2009-01-04
I have had my BlackMoor for a year and a half now, and I love him. His name is Harold. This morning I woke up and found that his color is indeed no longer all black, but a goldish/brownish color. I got really upset because I thought that meant that something is wrong and he's dying. He doesn't seem interested in eating, and he normally loves to eat. It has been helpful for me to read what everyone wrote, because now I know that he might not be dying...I really, really hope not, as he's very calming to me. I'm glad for this forum so that I can write about this.

Rowan - 2008-12-24
My black moor fish are eating the live plants, is this a bad sign?

blackmoorsmomma - 2008-12-16
HI, my husband and I have 2 Black Moors and we totally love them. We don't have any children yet and these two our like our "kids". Blueberry (nickname is Bloob) is the oldest and is about 3 inches including his beautful long tail, and Downy is about 2 inches and a bit chubbier. They have so much personality and get along so well together (they're the only ones in our 10 gallon tank and we plan to keep it that way!). They always swim over to the front of the tank when I am near and they let me touch them...they come right over to me and brush up against me. We have been very careful to keep smooth black sand and only a few silk plants in their aquarium and they have been doing great for a year now! Thank you so much for you website it has given us so much info!

M U - 2008-12-13
We are currently on our 3rd black moor in about 5 months. There is only 1 other tankmate, a gold fish, that I guess would be a fan tail. She is doing (pardon the pun) swimmingly. The Moors seem to be great for the first few weeks, then all of a sudden seem to just be "off" and often die within the next day or two. I had fresh water to the tank every few days (by fresh, I mean water that has been brought to room temp, treated with the dechlorinator, and is just leftover from the "batch" of water the fish are currently swimming in). I do a big water change when the water seems to have colored. Today when the moor died, the water was crystal clear. I treat with ICK tablets post water change as the goldfish used to get all wonky afterwards, but since the ICK tablets, does fine.
ANYWAY, I'm tired of the moors dying! My 4 year old still thinks this is the original one; we've managed to sneak "new" ones in.

Fantandoor - 2008-12-05
Hi, I have or OWN one Black Moor, Golden Fantail, and Red Cap Oranda. I got them on January 19,2007. I love touching fish [though I cant hold the B.M.]. My Black Moor is about 5in, the Oranda is 3in, and the Fantail is 4in. They're that big because of your guide thanks!