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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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..
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.
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
  • marie - 2012-08-26
    Thanks,I was worried incase something was wrong with him.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
Tina - 2012-03-21
I just got 2 common goldfish and I also got 1 blackmoor goldfish but lately I've noticed that one of the common goldfish will go under the blackmoor goldfish like he is nibbling on its fins. Is this common in goldfish and can I add other kinds of fish with them...

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-28
  • Tina - 2012-03-27
    OK thanks, Jeremy
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-22
    they are just interacting. As long as it's not bothering the black moor.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-22
    You can add more if the tank is large enough. The filters will need to handle the extra load as well.
  • riley - 2012-04-23
    NOOOO! you cannot put a black moor with a shubunken fish! You can only put some types of fish with a black moor and one of them is not shubunken .
  • Tina - 2012-07-11
    Why what would happen if i did put it with a shubunkin goldfish. I looked at the fish on yahoo and they don't look like mine but I want to make sure that I don't decide to get one if I wanted one......
Kay - 2012-06-23
I have a black moor he had a problem he floated on the top and couldn't get down in the tank. I checked the water and found. oxygen level was only 2 black moors need 7 to 8. I got a better sir filter and he is happy now

Maeve - 2012-05-17
I have had my black moor for just over a week now. I looked at it this morning and it seemed to be stuck behind the plastic plant so I moved it. Then he started to float to the top of the tank and it coudn't swim down at all. I moved it in to another tank on its own. We added 'Tetra Medica General Tonic' and hoped it would work. Still hoping.

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  • Zir - 2012-06-11
    You certainly need a feteirld tank for the black moor. Goldfish of any kind are one of the dirtiest fish kept (waste-wise). I bought a 3-gallon feteirld system for a black moor, only spent about $30 (at WalMart); the tank kit had everything except fish and water, was octagon-shaped, so it looks cool, too. Even came with some sample food, although I recommend just going ahead and getting some fresher food. Black moors are fun to keep. Good luck!