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Black Moor Goldfish

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Black Moor Goldfish will live in a wide range of water temperatures. Most goldfish are peaceful and schooling fish that mix well with other goldfish. They come in a variety of striking colors with fascinating features like bubble eyes. They are best suited for a larger aquarium with lots of filtration (e.g., outside power filter). The minimum aquarium size for two adult goldfish should be 29 gallons.

Features: Peaceful schooling fish
Includes: 1 Fish
Experience Level: Beginner
Swimming Level: Middle
Color: Black
Size: Maximum Size 6 in

Feeding Instructions:
Diet: Flake, Pellets

Housing: 29+ gallon tank, Lightly planted, Water temperature 65-75 degrees F

Learn more about Black Moor Goldfish

Common Name
Black Moor Goldfish

Other Common Names
Broadtail Moor

Family
Cyprinidae

Feeding Habits
Fresh spinach, zucchini, peas and lettuce. Frozen plankton, vegetable diet, daphnia, beef heart, brine shrimp, glass worms and blood worms. Tablet and Pellet foods also accepted. Live plants will be eaten, so use as a food source.

Compatibility
A peaceful and schooling fish that mixes well with other goldfish.

Habitat
China: Moderately decorated with rocks, plastic plants and driftwood.

Breeding
During the spawning season the male will have tubercles (small white dots, not to be confused with the disease ich) on their head, pectoral fins and gill covers. Thousands of eggs are produced and the parents are veracious egg eaters and must be removed immediately after spawning.

Additional Comments
Moors are always solid black. They have telescope eyes and a veiltail. The caudal fin is square cut. It s velvety appearance fades with age. Prolonged exposure to cold water will cause the metallic black color to fade. Black Moors live 6-10 years but have been known to live up to 25.

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Black Moor Goldfish is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 83.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black Moor I have a Black Moor with an Oranda and a Fantail in a 40 gallon tank. The BM is very social and active. It is quite an elegant fish in some respects with its flowing fins sweeping through the water. He's mostly a bottom feeder and his eyesight is better than advertised. The only time he displays aggressive tendencies is during feeding time where he'll occasionally 'bull rush' the other fish while searching for food. If you're considering a Black Moor Goldfish make sure you have a good sized tank and filtration that is rated to handle a larger tank. 2 to 3 gallons of water per inch of fish is a good rule of thumb. From my experience with Goldfish, a canister filter (while not requried) will work better than a hanging power filter (I switched from a Penguin 350 to an Eheim 2071 and noticed significant improvement in water quality and the fish became more active and alert). Good water quality will keep your fish healthy and minimize your water treatment and medication expenses.
Date published: 2011-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice chubby fish I got my black moor a year ago. He's a great little guy. First off, any goldfish are going to be dirty. So if you don't like cleaning practically everyday, they are not for you. I have mine in a 29 gallon with a white oranda. They get along fine, every once in a while the black moor pushes the oranda around. Most of the time they are both just scavenging for food. Black moors do not have the best eye sight. So placing them with orandas, telescope, or other black moors is the way to go. They do like to eat. Which goldfish doesn't? When it's feeding time, they are up at the top ready for food. Feed them deshelled peas once a week to keep them regular. If your black moor starts turning a goldish color, don't worry. Majority of black moors do that. They're not pure black moors that are sold in stores. There have been black moors who have turned almost all gold. 20 gallons is the bare minimum for ONE fancy goldfish of any kind. After that add 10 gallons for the additional ones.
Date published: 2013-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these littlle guys These guys are to cool.I have 2 one is 5"and the other is 2"
Date published: 2013-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from STINKY AND FINKY Great fish. I think it's really funny how food can be right behind them and they don't realize. They are so nice and sweet. Their mouth and eyes always make them look bored. They are highly recomended by me
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME I have one of these, we call him Robert Drowney Jr. and he is amazing. You feel happy looking at him. He jiggles around the tank just doing his thing. Lacks mobility so make sure it gets food when fed as faster fish (most other fish) will eat before it gets any. What it lacks in motor control, coordination and basic fish abilities people expect, it makes up for in durability. Quite a tough fish, not affected too much by temperature, and general all around hardy. Had no problem with it being dirty or producing lots of waste, its in a 20 gallon long tank with a bunch of lyretail guppies and never had any problems with him dirtying the water as bad as some of the reviews. I think these make fine fish, probably 15 gallon or better even when they are small as these will get to a fairly good size, although tanks below 30 gallons may need to be upgraded when the fish gets larger, mine is small, he will be moved to a larger tank when he gets bigger. The problem of waste some people talk about may be because of small tanks (<5 gallons). This is the first one I have had, had it for a few weeks and it seems fine. I have heard these are bad for the Ick disease, I have an ID Shark with Ick currently that has spent time in that tank, although nothing visible on the Moor yet, or guppies, but it may not ever been spread into that tank as its never completed a life cycle yet (including the stage where it spreads). ID shark now spends its time in a 50 gallon tank by itself, hoping its been quarantined. I have heard Moors are quite hardy though on other sites so, and any fsh can get Ick, so I don't think that they are any more suseptible to it then other fish. Overall from my experience with this fish it seems like a nice peaceful fish, does not nip at the Guppies big tails, is no dirtier then other fish, needs a little help with food making sure it gets enough, but is very hardy.
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Fish! I've had my Black Moor for two years now and she is a pleasure to watch! She's housed in a 55g tank with an Oranda that was added about six months ago. Very interactive fish.
Date published: 2012-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice fishieeeeeee There are so many things I love about Gubby (my black moor) They are so fun to watch, are adorable with their poofy eyes, nice to the other fish, and more. If you want a goldfish, this would be a great choiceee
Date published: 2010-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Entertaining! I just bought my 2 black moors this afternoon and already, I love them! They are so fun so watch and interactive. The pump in their tank keeps picking their pellets up and down and one just keeps chasing it every time he sees it. They interact with each other too! It's too cute. They're tank is sitting on my home office desk so I've gotten to know them all afternoon. If you want fish with immediate personalities, I would recommend these fish.
Date published: 2012-09-27
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Are they able to live in a 5 gallon tank?

Asked by: Kristy_21
Sorry but they need a 20 gallon or add 10 more gallon for each fish
Answered by: Mento cat
Date published: 2018-10-14

Why can these fish be in a 10 gallon aquarium I saw an answer to a question that said they could be in a 10 gallon aquarium?

Asked by: Spiderboy
They should be in at least a 20 gallon plus 10 for each additional fancy goldfish.
Answered by: pj768757656
Date published: 2018-09-15

Can I have one or more Black Moor Goldfish in a 5.5 gallon tank?

Asked by: 1029833
These fish get to be about 6 - 8 inches long and should have 20 gallons each plus 10 more for each additional goldfish
Answered by: pj768757656
Date published: 2018-09-15

Are there any types of goldfish that can be kept in a 5.5 gallon tank?

Asked by: 1029830
No. Juvenile Goldfish need at the very very absolute least. 10 gallons for one. If you put a goldfish in a small space for it's entire life it won't live very long maybe a year or two, goldfish live a long life of about six to ten years. It's growth will be stunted and it will eventually die because they're organs continue to grow while their bodies stay small. A goldfish is a fancy species of carp and carp are huge and live in lakes and rivers. So your 5.5 gallon is greatly not recommended. A betta would suffice with a snail or some shrimp. But that's about it .
Answered by: Keian7772
Date published: 2018-08-22

Can this fish live in a regular fish bowl and in cold water because my room is in the basement and it can get really cold in there during winter times!

Asked by: Madie7312
No, these fish need 20-30 gallons then 10 more gallons per fish added, but they can live in cold waters as long as the temperature does not fall bellow 60 degrees fahrenheit.
Answered by: fishlover274
Date published: 2018-08-06

Are these fish available right now in store. If so I may be coming by tomorrow to buy two. Are they available today and saturday

Asked by: Mar56
you have to cheek your store because it depends on season and where you live
Answered by: hijfjfjdfkdk
Date published: 2018-07-17

I am thinking about getting a goldfish. which will be easier to care for? a black moor or a oranda goldfish?

Asked by: narwhal1121
They have similar needs, so there isn&rsquo;t much difference.
Answered by: Fish Tails
Date published: 2018-07-03

Can they survive in an aquarium with a heater? I am getting a starter kit with a heater and I need to know whether or not they can survive.

Asked by: Will39
yes but its not recommended you don't have to put it in
Answered by: austinnnnn23
Date published: 2018-02-11
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