The Black Moor is a fish that is sought after by many goldfish enthusiastic. This…
I purchased my black moor in 1988, and they are still alive in my 10 GAL aquarium. My moor lives with a calico fantail, and they are a pair of old goldfish (theres a difference between a week in a bowl or 16 years in a fish tank). They are supposed to be very long-lived, and should live another 20 years or so. They are very easy to keep, (unless you keep them in a bowl in which they wont survive long), and be careful when handling them, because of their delicate eyes, and dont overdose when treating ich.
An extensive FAQ, and buying guide, on Black Moor Goldfish addressing the proper way to care for a Black Moor Goldfish (generally applies to all fancy goldfish), including information on adequate tank size, feeding, acceptable water temperatures, pH levels, best and appropriate tankmates, signs and symptoms of illness, and breeding and sexing.
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Black Moors are one of the most popular types of goldfish.
The Black Moor Goldfish will do well in a 30 gallon or larger tank with a fine gravel bottom and hardy, cold water plants. Goldfish are diggers and will scatter the fine sand onto leaves, injuring thin and less hardy plants. Roots and well-rounded river rocks are appreciated.I've had two Black Moors for more than two years. I love them! They are very friendly, and come to my hand whenever I put it in the water. I truly enjoy and highly recommend these fish.I have two medium sized black moors in a 75 gallon aquarium, and they are very active fish, but they get sick very easily. Mine have gotten ick 3 times, but they can survive just about any sickness. Besides that they are great fish.Its important when finding tank mates for your fish that you dont choose a fish that is too fast. If the other roommate swims too fast.. that means it will eat all the food before the slower blackmoor can get any. Different species and types like the faster Comet species or Shubunkin are not good roommates. But you can read on that in our tank mates section.I have a Black Moor that has grown from 1-1/2" to 5". He is a beautiful fish and I enjoy him very much. All Goldfish do best when given at least 30 gallons per fish, and also require weekly, partial water changes.Black Moor Goldfish are hardy, peaceful tank mates! I have two that have survived harsh conditions. They grow moderately fast and are peaceful and beautiful. I recommend this fish for beginners or advanced hobbyists.