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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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.
Aliranger40 - 2013-02-13
cool, i have a blackmoor goldfish for 4 months names pitchy. his the most friendliest and most peacefull blackmoor i ever met, he minds his own buisness just floating teher peacefully, with his goggly eyes just glaring at me. i feel sorry for him coz he cqn not get bullied but sometimes get pushed around a little by my comet and shibunken. i think pitchy is my fav out of all of em coz he has fins that look s silky and soft, and its like his eye has a picture of a solar eclipse in it, its just awesome!

barry - 2011-03-08
Hi, I'm thinking of getting a 100 litre tank for tropical fish.
I want it to be colourful and with strange fish. Can anyone help me with ideas picking the fish and what are compatible?
Many thanks.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-02-14
    Really depends on the type of set up and equiptment you plan on using.  Filter size, warm or cold water, brackish or fresh water, time that you have to care for the tank?
Cass - 2011-06-21
Hello everyone,
I am a longtime fan of these fish from the time I was a little girl. I'm older now and have the means to keep them properly and not kill them:) Ok so my questions are...since these fish are happier in cooler temperatures and from what I have read keep their black color when kept I these temps and don't turn the bronze this true??? Either way true or not I want to try and provide the ideal enviroment for them. Does anyone know of a water cooling type system for goldfish tanks???...My room temp only gets to 74-75... And if anyone has any tips for keeping them beautiful and healthy plz let me know ...thanks alot

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  • Anonymous - 2013-02-13
    Hello I have the same problem I used quarter of a packet of ice this seemed to work well
Newerth - 2013-01-09
My Moor is swimming upside down! Is he going to die?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-10
    Could be constipated.  Try some epsom salt and frozen peas.
Anonymous - 2012-12-30
My black moor goldfish is beginning to develop gold markings. In fact it has more gold than black colouring on its body. There is a second black moor in the tank and it doesn't seem to have the same problem. Can anyone tell me why this change of colour.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-30
    That is totally normal.  Black is not a real stable color with goldfish.
shelly - 2012-12-03
I just need a list of things for my new black moor tubbles please :]

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-03
    Are you talking about supplies?
  • shelly - 2012-12-26
Enid - 2012-11-20
My black moor Goldfish is laying on his side unable to swim to the top of the tank he can scoot across the bottom of the tank but only on his side. I have no idea what is wrong with him. Can anyone help to find what is wrong with him. Can anyone tell me if he is in pain and can I do any thing to help fix him...

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-11-21
    Laying on its side is not a good sign. It could be a swim bladder problem. The swim bladder is an organ inside the fish, just below its spine, that will fill will blood gasses when the fish wants to swim up in the water. It also helps the fish swim upright. If it fails, it will deflate and can't hold the gasses so the fish stays on the bottom. Some things to look at are your water condition and the food. A partial water change is usually the first thing to do. Then make sure you have an adequate sized tank, at least 10 gallons, and a good filter. A proper diet is necessary too, flake food is a good start but it should to be supplemented with things like green peas (peel off the skin) and even shredded carrots, raw romaine lettuce, slices of cucumber and squash, to keep the digestive system working properly. Good luck, hope you can pull the little fellow out.
  • Sharon - 2012-11-25
    My black moore swims up side down every evening around ten o'clock he floats on his back and moves his gills to get around. I thought he was enjoying himself he only goes down a few inches and then rolls over. But I will try the peas and change the water. Thank you for your help.
John - 2012-10-23
I have one of these fish and my daughter noticed that 1 eye is bigger than the other. Is this ok or is there something wrong with the fish? I know they have poor sight but now I'm concerned about it's overall health. Thanks !

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-23
    That is not a big deal.Very common!
  • John - 2012-10-24
    Thank you!
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-25
    Biggest thing for this fish is maing sure water conditions stay stable and you want to make sure there are no rough or sharp edges to injure the fish in the tank.
I LIKE MOORS :D - 2010-07-16
My name is Kat., and I bought two moors. One is Brownish And I named it
lt. Shiny-Sides. And the other one is black, I called It. Sgt. Moorie. :D
They're so cute to see the swim around. ^^
*Semper Fi.*