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by Galen · September 1, 2010
black moor goldfish
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i love these type of fish!!
they are my favorite fish! could you please post information about the black-moore-goldfish please? thanks!!
Black Moor Goldfish
Lifespan: 10 – 30 years
Size: 10 — 25cm (4 — 10 inches)
Tank Region: All over the tank
Origin/Habitat: Central Asia and China
Temperament/Behavior: Very peaceful and great community fish
Breeding: Egg layers that spawn readily in the right conditions
Temperature: Very hardy. Can tolerate temperatures close to freezing
Diet: A very happy eater, it is not hard to get your Black Moor Goldfish into accepting all kinds of food.
Gender: Although is it impossible to sex Goldfish when they are young and not in breeding season, the male is usually smaller and more slender that the female.
The Black Moor is a type of goldfish that has a beautiful velvety look and bulging, telescope-resembling eyes. Most Black Moors stay black but their color can change with age, ranging from gray to black, or they can revert to a metallic orange when kept in warmer water. Since their eye-sight is far from perfect, they may need a little extra help to find their food.
Love them like you mean it!
My Black Moor has developed a growth inside the fan on it’s tail. It is about 1/2 way back and just appeared about 2 weeks ago. It is like a bubble, so I was thinking egg sac, but not after more then 2 weeks. It is clear-ish in color and looks jelly-like….
None of the other fish in the tank have this (it shares it’s tank with 12 other fish of various types – comet goldfish, white clouds and tetras). Nothing new was done, not even a water change when this showed up. Just feeding the normal food I have fed them for the last 6 months or so…
Does anyone know what this is?