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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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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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
    Welcome!
  • 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......
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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

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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!
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annette - 2012-05-20
How long are they expected to live for??? and are there any little treats that you can give them other than fish food and are these treats safe or should I just stick to the daily fish food

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-11
    The life expectancy for a Black Moor runs between 5 - 10 yars - mostly depending on the care given.  Treats ( I am told) can be little pieces of lettuce but also Daphnia, or tubifex worms can be used as a treat (which is in the above article).
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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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  • Maeve - 2012-05-17
    I think he has swim bladder disease. I have added a different tonic, a special one for the disease. He is getting ever so slightly better, I think it is working!
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-17
    Could be constipated. Try feeding it some peas.
  • Maeve - 2012-05-18
    Sadly, he has now died from it and I put him in a match box and buried him.
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annette - 2012-05-20
i have had my blackmore for almost 2 years :) he is in a tank on his own i feed him every morning i change the water every 2 weeks a total clean i move the fish to the bowl and then throughley clean the fish tank my lil fish has had no problems and he is like part of my family he looks lovely and healthy and i hope to have many more years with him....
i find if you have more than one in the tank they die this is how i keep mine and hes great..!!!!

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