Black Moor Goldfish
I got my Moor back in March. He's only been in my care for a little over six months and he's more than doubled in size, nearly tripled. He was less than two inches long from nose to tail, and now he's just over five.
Black Moors are calm fish, content to just wobble around the tank, but they are clumsy. If you get one, try to avoid sharp edged driftwood and pointy plastic plants. They can scratch their big eyes if not puncture one.
I have him and an oranda in a 29 gallon tank and while they're okay right now, I'll have to upgrade within a year. They also create A LOT of waste like most goldfish do, so a strong filter is a good idea. I have one for a 75 gallon tank and it barely keeps up some days. :)
All in all, they're great fish. They require little upkeep in most cases, very hardy, but don't believe the "6 inch" size limit. They can get much bigger than that. I've seen some that are just at 8 inches long and there's no reason they won't be if they're taken care of.
September 3, 2014
Great for more advanced beginners!
Telescope-eye goldfish are fun, beautiful, and have tons of personality! The only problem with them is that they have trouble seeing their food. Never keep telescope-eye goldfish with common goldfish, comets, koi, or shubunkins. The telescopes will have a lot of trouble competing for food, and eventually starve. On the other hand, if kept right, these goldfish tend to live longer than others. They are also a little bit cleaner.
July 27, 2014
Hungry Chubby Fish
As with any goldfish these guys love to eat. I just have to walk near the tank and they go up to the top wanting to be fed. I chose black moors after having practically every other goldfish. They're a little more laid back and not as quick moving. Mostly because of their eye sight. It's not the best so, that makes them slower than most. So keeping them with their own kind or other slow movers (oranda) helps them. As with any goldfish, they're dirty. You'll need double the filtration of your tank size. I have a 29 gallon and have a 65 gallon filter. As for the tank itself, 20 gallon for the first fancy goldfish, 10 gallons for every additional fancy goldfish. They're fun fish to watch and see them interact with each other. Be ready for a commitment, they can live up to 10 years. In the end, goldfish are not for the faint of heart or for people who think they're an easy fish.
July 10, 2014
Wow this little guy is so cute. Like he just has an awesome personality. I think he's my favorite fish at the moment. My dad kind of randomly bought him, along with a calico ryukin, when I was at petsmart for some reason. He's in a 55g with two comets who are both over 6in, he's only about 1.5 Ish not counting the tail. This sounds like a terrible group but they get along. I wouldn't recommend it tho. Anyway, he's a very sweet fish. I've had him since September but I'm giving him away soon along with the comets. Nothing personal, goldfish are just too messy for me. But I totally recommend
May 21, 2014