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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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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.
My black moor fish are eating the live plants, is this a bad sign?
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!
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.
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!
Hi, I have a Black Moor and its name is Black Jack. And I'm very young and would really like to know how to breed them. I plan to get more Black Moors and plan to breed them. Please help. By the way, awesome site!
Hi, I LOVE Black Moors! Awesome Site!
This site is great! I'm very pleased to learn what it takes to keep my Black Moor Fish happy and healthy. I will be checking back here anytime I have a "fishy" question.
Hi! I'm about to get a goldfish and I am VERY excited! I had a gold fish when I was about 5 and it lasted about two years. I have done A LOT of research and I know what I'm in for. Your website has helped me HEAPS and if I get my gold fish I will for sure be a regular visitor and comment poster.
Now, I know that fish bowls aren't the ideal housing for a goldfish but I have an absolutely MASSIVE fish bowl which I just HAD to have. I have estimated that it takes over 21 liters probable about 30 liters. I have some really nice, natural gravel, and I will get some weed soon. Though I would like to know what sort of lighting goldfish like. I am hoping to keep it in my bedroom which is a softly lit room and doesn't get too bright.
I am not exactly sure which type of goldfish I'll get but I am leaning towards a black moor. I have a bit of exprince from when I was 5 and lot from the classroom goldfish at school and I also have a goldfish enthusiast across the road from me who owns goldfish that are over 7 years old!
If you have any answers to my questions or tips on which goldfish types are good or other advice please share. Thank you!
Well this helped me so much being able to read thru these comments, I was starting to freak out because my Black moor was starting to turn orange on the lower half of his body. I didn't know if he was sick or if it was the new food we got. Now that I know that it is normal I'm excited to see what else happens. I was wondering if he will turn completley orange or other colors.