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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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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TAMMY - 2010-10-26
Do the black moor eat goldfish or nibble on them? I have 1 moor and some goldfish 2 are missing and ones tail is nibbled on....I seen the moor trying to nibble was just wondering is the moor eating the goldfish...contact me at phattkatt37@yahoo.com....CAN SOMEONE LET ME KNOW SOMETHING PLZ!

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Amit - 2011-11-22
Hi, I have a black moor and have recently noticed that its water gets cloudy with 2 days of change. Can someone please explain why...

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-23
    Cloudy water can be the result of several things. The first (and most usual) is not cleaning the gravel throughly when a water change is done. Stuff just gets embedded in the gravel and it has to be rinsed throughly. Check the PH and if it is too high, you will have to treat the water. Black Moors have a lot of fecal material and will eat anything and everything you feed them. Feed him just what he can eat in 5 minutes - twice a day. Let us know.
  • Anonymous - 2011-12-05
    I bought my black moor last week and the very next day his water was all murky. i had the same concern.
  • Hayley - 2012-01-02
    The water goes cloudy due to bacterial blooms from a tank that's not been cyclyed properly. Most recomend a fishles cycle for at least a week, longer if you can wait. When you finaly get a fish in their the waste created will start the cycle properly. During the first couple of weeks you need to do regular 10% water changes, every couple of days until the tank is cycled. Do you have a filter in the tank? It cant cycle properly if theres no filter, and never wash the medium in tap water, always use old tank water. Also, don't put to many fish in at once, you have to let the bacteria build up gradualy.
  • katkay - 2012-01-07
    DO NOT PUT IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT OR NEAR AIR CONDITIONER!!!!!
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Allison - 2012-02-04
I just got a black moor goldfish, its belly is BIG and it sinks to the bottom as if it can't hold itself up... does anybody know whats wrong if its prego or what? its an unknown gender.. someone please help?!?!?!?

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  • Anonymous - 2012-02-04
    Hi Alison, your fish may have something called swim bladder illness. This is caused by a blockage (maybe due to over eating) which inturn places pressure on the fishes swim bladder, which is responsible for providing floatational balance. I tried all sorts of things to help our fish but just when I thought nothing would work, a friend suggested a homeopathic remedy. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the remedy but an animal homeopath should be able to help. All the best...and don't give up.
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-05
    Scroll in article in Animal World to Swim Bladder Disease Fish Disease and I have also been told to take the fish off its regular diet for 1 - 2 days and feed him peas.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-02-17
    The first thing I would check is your water Quality for your Nitrate levels. If you do not have a water testing kit I would advice getting one, in the meantime take a water sample to your local pet shop to test. Sometimes over feeding can creat this issue as well throwing the little guys buoyancy off. Anothor issue with some fancy goldfish is the they are breed to be short and round which some times deforms their swim bladder making it difficult to exchange gases to stay afloat properly.
    So I would start with water test, if that is normal maybe put the little guy on a diet.:)
  • Anonymous - 2012-02-17
    I'm finding out that they get constipated real bad. I had the same problem before. Stop feeding flakes and I put zucchini and brocolli and romaine lettuce and peas in a blender or chop up real small and feed to them. Frozen bloodworms are good too. They eat green plants in the wild and my fish love this stuff and start pooping soon. I hope this helps you. They get swim bladder problems alot
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Brittany - 2012-02-29
I have a male black moor and a female black moor. The female is swimming all over the place but the male will casually swim and spends most of his time at the surface...does that mean he's sick or suffocating because he's not moving like his female counterpart?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-02-29
    If that is the only thing you are seeing; I would say it is normal. Because of the body shapes of the moors they do not all have the same mobilty. Some may tip over if they try to accelerate to fast. Is he a bit more round? Or, he may just enjoy watching his lady frantically working around the tank as he putts around..
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