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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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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dorissa - 2012-05-03
I have 2 black moors, one has white spots and missing a back fin. I bought ick med, how long before actual results, and how many times do I feed them a day?

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  • Maeve - 2012-05-17
    Not really sure, the missing fin might be fin rot, (you can get a special tonic for it) or it might have had a fight with another fish. No idea what the spots are though.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-17
    Really depends on the medication that you bought.
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Nami - 2012-04-19
How long can a black moor live in a ten gallon tank before it needs a bigger tank?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-19
    A black moor will usually go about 4 inches as an adult so your 10 gallon should be fine for his life span. Some black moors have been known to get up to 10 inches - so if your little guy seems to get really big pretty fast - you could go up to a 15 or 20 gllon. But 10 gallon should be fine for at least a couple of years, possibly forever.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-19
    If it is just the one Black Moor you will be good till it passes. The biggest concern with any goldfish if proper filtration.
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Kaya Penelope - 2012-04-02
Aquarium Filters? I have a 44 gallon tank. I use a 'Penguin Bio wheel' filter for a 50 gallon tank. I only have one black moor in there but even with frequent water changes the water is cloudy within 4 days. I sink her food, which is a mixture of peas, flakes, bloodworms and nori, and want to continue doing so. Also, I don't have gravel at base, there are river rocks and pebbles that tend to trap the crap. This being said...any suggestions on a better filter? Would a better filter even work?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-03
    Go with a canister. test your water too. Is this a long established tank? May be going through it's cycle.
  • Kaya Penelope - 2012-04-09
    Thanks Jeremy! I got the tank in August 2011 so about 8 months old. She has been the only fish (large Black Moor) for the entire 8 months.
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Tyler - 2012-03-31
My Black Moor sits on bottom of the tank for 10 minutes then swims around for 5 minutes but when he swims he goes into a corner of the tank and shakes violently is there anything wrong with him? I have a 1.5 gallon tank with a filter.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-01
    First thing I would do is check your amonia levels. Pretty small tank for that fish. If thats fine he may be constipated. Try some peas. do you have an airstone in the tank?
  • Crystal Johnson - 2012-04-02
    I think I may know what's going on, your boy may actually be a girl. My black moor 'Pumpkin' does this when she releases eggs into the water. Watch the fish when it shakes next time and notice if there are tiny white eggs floating in the water and attaching themselves to plants or other things in the tank. I hope that helps! :)
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Tara Huitson - 2012-02-11
I recently purchased a black moor and for some reason it keeps chasing my two other shubukin? On some occasions it's swam in front of them and tried to block them passing.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-02-16
    Most likely your tank is too small and/or you're not feeding enough. Fish can get territorial if they feel like their space is being moved in on and there's competition for their food. For for these three types of goldfish, a 60 gallon aquarium would be ideal.
  • sandra allan - 2012-03-12
    Hi my name is Sandra and I have two black moors. I thnk i am getting a fungal infection in tank, keep you posted,too much sunlight might be...love them to bits .
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-12
    Is the Black Moor much bigger? What size tank are they being housed in?
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georgia - 2012-03-04
please help my blackmores eye has fallen out and it's starting to happen to the other eye. I dont know what to do.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-05
    What does it look like? Have you tested water conditions? Water conditions can cause pop eye. Sometimes if it is that fixing the conditions and epsom salt can help.
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