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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Lauren - 2004-12-12
I just purchased a black moor goldfish yesterday along with a calico fantail goldfish. They are now called Ebony and Spice. Ebony has a funny habbit. He or She i dont know swims to the surface puts his lips out of the water and swims back and forth like that. He then swims to the bottom and blows bubbles. Its hilarious. He also is always scavenging the bottom like I dont feed him. Hes such a pig. Spice is so fat. Because Ebony has "poor eyesight" like I read, he does not realize the food is at the top of the tank. Spice always takes Ebonys food. I have to sink the food down to the floor scavenging Ebony. What a mom I am. I hope everyone with a Black Moor is as happy a mom or dad as I am!!!

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  • ALAINNA - 2010-09-05
    How can you tell if a black moor is a girl or a boy. I had it for one day and I forgot to ask if it is a boy, but I can't find any website that will tell me is it is a girl or boy, HELP pLZ!
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pam h - 2012-11-27
i have an outside pond with a use to be black moore, he is now all orange except for a black strip down his back and black tipping on his tail and fins. what happened?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-27
    That is really pretty common.  Black is an unstable color in goldfish.  Sometimes happens due to water condition, not enough light.  Usually less likely in a pond though.  Is it very shady. 
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Hannah - 2012-06-07
I have one and have had him for 8 months. He interacts well with my pearlscale and he is very active. He always fights with my other goldfish for their food, like he'd never eaten before, so be careful and watch how much you feed them. George has had no illness and I have had no problem with him. He's a very good fish and very enjoyable to watch. I recommend one to even the most advanced fish owner. They're soo love able and quite adorable=)

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Tania Rahman - 2012-10-10
i need help. i just purchased two black moor goldfish for a week. their size is 3inch. but for 3days i observe that their fins of all side come to be weak and they become slow. the length and wide of my tank are 18 and 6inch and 10inch high. i have another types of gold fish inside. what can i do now??????

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-11
    How many gallons is the tank?  These fish are not normally fast swimmers.
  • Anonymous - 2012-10-13
    my tank contains 6gallons (appox..).
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-13
    That tank is a bit small for them.  Try a 15 to 20 gallon tank with a filter and all should be fine. 
  • Tania Rahman - 2012-10-21
    thank you so much..
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Michele - 2012-10-08
Hello, I have a Black Moore that is the size of a cricket ball. He is gorgeous but I have noticed that he has a blood spot at the bottom of one of his eyes now, on the inside. Possibly an injury??....I dont know, and am worried. Can anyone give some idea of what to do....if anything ?? Thankyou, Michele

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  • Michele - 2012-10-09
    Hi, thanks for that, although I do a water change EVERY Monday and all tests are OK. Could you tell me how I medicate the tank for a goldfish? I also have Discus and have an idea how to medicate them.....same ????
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-08
    Because of the Moors large extruding eyes they are very easily injuried.  Once injured this fish easily the can get bacterial infection in the injuried eye.  This can also be caused from poor water conditions after an injury.  Try a water change and maybe medicate the tank.
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marie - 2012-08-26
I have a black moor goldfish. He was black when we got him then he turned orange. It now looks like he is starting to turn black again. Is this possible? We have had him for about 6 years.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-26
    Yes, it is normal.  The color black in 'GOLDFISH' is genetically unstable and sometimes they don't retain their black color.  In your case - he lost the color but as he matures it is coming back.  If you'd like to see how this happens to another black moor watch this video on u-tube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW6Y3k63Hng
  • marie - 2012-08-26
    Thanks,I was worried incase something was wrong with him.
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awesome - 2012-08-26
i am about to get a black moor do they need heaters?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-26
    Ideal temperature for your Black Moor is around 72 - 74 degrees.  They are pretty tolerant of varioation.  However, you are not buying a heater to quote HEAT the water as you are to keep the temperature consistent.  Could be 78 degrees in yours home during the day but go down to 65 degrees at night.  You don't want that kind of fluctuation.  So - yep, I'd get a heater.
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Patricia - 2012-08-10
I have a black moor gold fish that is just over 10inches long and still appears to be growing. About 1 year ago I bought him a new tank but width wise I dont think it is wide enough although he seems happy. The length of the tank is approx 3ft long,he does have a companion who swims by his side always.Both fish are happy Im just worried the black moors will get bigger than the tank and if this happens I will have to find him a new home,something I dont want to do. Is it possible he will grow longer? I have hours of fun and relaxation just sitting watching them along with my husky pup.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-10
    If a fish will fit in another fishes mouth - it will be considered food. 
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Shai - 2012-07-19
Hey I am getting a black moor and I am hoping for the best. I think they are very cute and I have always wanted a fish. Please tell me if should get one of these kinds of fish...

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  • Kaya Penelope - 2012-07-20
    I think you should but I am partial to this type of goldfish. Just make sure you have all the 'stuff' first-adequate sized aquarium and filter, large buckets for water changes, different food types (Black Moors tend to be 'bottom feeders') and patience. I have learned much about this type of fish over the past 2 years.....they are pretty awesome.
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Joanne - 2012-06-25
I have two black moor goldfish and one has developed a whitish patches all overe (not whitespot) also his fins seem to be held in. Has anybody got any advice?. Thank you.

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  • Kaya Penelope - 2012-07-20
    Maybe it is a fungal infection of sorts? I have a 3-year-old Black Moor and once upon a time she had a whitish spot and I used aquarium salt for her water. I believe it is 1 tablespoon for every 5 gallons of water but read the directions as every product is different. Also-don't put it straight in tank. Dissolve it in water and put in when you do a water change. Good Luck.
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