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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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.
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.