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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Vicky - 2012-01-01
I bought two black moor fish two days ago and one of them is acting aggressive towards the other one. It keeps head bunting it and it has torn the tail off the other fish. I have removed the aggressive fish out of the tank. I am really concerned about the injured fish. Will it survive??

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  • Makayla - 2012-01-03
    If the fishes tail is completly ripped off, the fish will most likely die, but you may be able to return the fish, and, if still desired, you may buy another fish, preferably not from the same store
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Makayla - 2012-01-03
I have recently bought two black moores and one is a light brown-gold with the hint of black, is it ok? And that one has been chasing the other...is it trying to breed?

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-01-03
    I wouldn't say they were trying to breed. Simply showing signs of aggression. Remove one of the fish from the aquarium and put it in another aquarium to reduce the change of the fish contracting an illness from stress.
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susan - 2010-10-21
My blackmoor fish is just laying at the bottom of his tank and he's not eating he's been like this for about a week what's the matter with him?

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  • johnson - 2011-06-10
    A few days ago, our family bought 4 fantails. One of them swam into the water plant and did not come out again. It died. Another one became so inactive, it stayed at the bottom of the tank, next thing you know, it's dead. Same thing happened to the third one. By the way, all three of them died on the day we bought them. The fourth one survived for a couple of days but it kept staring at its own reflection and stayed at the bottom of the tank. Today, we bought 3 orandas. We were sure to do our research, clean the tank, add a filter, buy the right food, buy a huge tank, keep the water clean...and yet, on the day itself, the red cap died. It's really strange, it somehow, enjoys staying at this particular corner of the tank, admiring its own reflection, and seldom interacts with the other fishes. And a few hours later, when I came to pay a visit, it was at the same spot, but resting on its side, motionless. Does anybody know what is going on? Is my house jinxed?
  • johnson - 2011-06-10
    Alright, this is super freaky! My red cap just died and now, my orange oranda is sitting on the same spot of the former's death, starring at its own reflection, not moving at all. Is it dead? Is it inspired to die after watching its tank mate pass away?
  • Ivy - 2011-07-12
    Could be dropsy....
  • Ivy - 2011-07-12
    Johnson, how is your water quality? If you are using tap, flouride will kill your fish, chlorine is an issue too. Is the corner of the tank close to a filter or heater? Pehaps a plant is giving oxygen to a suffocating fish. Are you buying them from a shady store or even. WAL-MART?! *dun-dun-duuuun* Very many variables.........need more details.
  • Robin - 2011-08-31
    Sounds like your fish are stressed. There is something wrong with your tanks. Get a test kit and test the quality of your water. I usually have the most trouble with nitrates and amonia when the tank gets warm. You also need to make sure you are treating your water for chlorine and possibly floride (depending on you local water.) Also, goldfish like water a little cool then other fish. If none of those are the problem you may need to add more oxygen to your tank. I had a problem this summer because, fish use more oxygen when their tank gets warmer.
  • zubair - 2011-09-09
    Hi, use mineral water in your tank
  • KrOnOs - 2012-01-02
    This may be a fairly common problem in fancy goldfish that involves the swim bladder. The swim bladder is an organ in fish that allows the fish to move up and down. I have only had this problem once and it was easily solved. First do a water change and clean the gravel if you have any. Then fed your fish boiled peas for a week or so. Also, look for fuzz, white spots, or decay of the fins on the fish. If you see this, go to a pet store and buy fungus medication.
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Mystical - 2011-12-27
I bought a black Moor fish and started feeding it goldfish granules. There is a sticker I did not see on the container that says it brings out natural colors. I'm guessing that's why he slowly began to turn orange. Is there any way I can make him black again?

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  • Vicky - 2012-01-01
    The food is not making him slightly orange, it's the temperature of the water. If the water is cooler it will turn black again.
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tony - 2011-12-07
i have a black moor goldfish and his color is changing to a grey and his eyes looks like they are about to pop out the side of his face and he stays at the top of the water...can some help me

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  • Vicky - 2012-01-01
    The reason he is grey is because he is getting old. Sorry, I don't know why he is at the top of the tank?
  • Alex Burleson - 2012-01-01
    It sounds like your fish is suffering from a disease called Pop-Eye. If, he is already grey, then there may not be a sufficient amount of time to save him. However, you can visit your local pet store, and purchase Melafix, which is a great remedy to such diseases. Additionally, for goldfish, it is recommended 10 gallons, per fish. Goldfish not only grow large, they also produce a large waste load which adds to the biological cycle.
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Dulcie king - 2011-12-01
I have set up a 3 foot tank and put a couple of black moor fish in there. The aquarium has told me that the black moor like rock salt added to the tank a tea spoon per 10 litres. Is that right?

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Lucy Lemon - 2011-11-20
My 'lil bro killed my black moor by feeding it chocolate... so not cool.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-21
    Yep not cool.
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v***s - 2011-09-05
Black moor better because don't need a heater. I feel bad for the goldish feeders. I purchase then..had their own tank..treated with medicine..I have about 6 of them are 5 yrs old now....They have nice colors to them also.....

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  • Anonymous - 2011-11-08
    i wish ican have one but my dad said he would get me one sooner or later . does he mean now or never?
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Lily Mae Flynn - 2011-08-12
I had 2 black moor goldfish I feed them every day and one ate the other one is that normal??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-12
    It isn't normal. Black Moors are community fish. I was truly beginning to believe if one fish would fit in anothers mouth - the fish would eat it. I now believe that there are nice community fish. However, a friend of mine says that humans are community "things" and there can always be a Jeffry Daimer of Ted Bundy. Anyway not normal
  • Jessica - 2011-08-24
    You're not suppose to feed fish every day. You're suppose to feed them every other day and also only a pinch. A fishs stomach is only as big as their eye.
  • Kiara - 2011-10-22
    Jessica, I swear you are starting to annoy me. As long as you supervise the fish and make sure that everyone is ok, then tropicals and goldfish can go together. I have my 2 Fantails, 1 Ryukin, 1 Black Moor, 1 Panda Moor, 1 Oranda, 12 Otocinclus affinis, and 8 Bleeding Heart Tetras all in the same custom aquarium (200+ gallons) and they get along great. All of my fish are over 4 years old and my oldest goldfish (my Oranda) is 28 years old.

    You can feed fish every day, just not too much. You need to be careful with feeding goldfish because they like to gulp air. And Jessica, get your facts right. Fish may have stomachs, but goldfish DON'T. That's why you have to be careful while feeding them, because too much food can hurt their intestines.

    Just make sure that you look up a lot of facts before you get a new fish (not saying that you don't). I just hate it when people don't know how to take care of animals. Ex. Lets put these two really pretty male bettas together in the same tank!! *face palm*
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Lauren - 2011-10-05
Hi, I have a black moor goldfish that I recently purchased. I've noticed that the skin circling behind each of his eye protrusions has become slightly discolored, like a light grey. Is that normal? I've been looking all over for an answer to this question, but it's not mentioned on any websites.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-05
    Don't think it is normal. Scroll up the page and check out symptoms for cloudy eye and also for any fungal infection.
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