Black Moor Goldfish Raising and Care
Category: Gold Fish
Black Moors (Carassius auratus def: Goldfish). protruding eyes (bug eyes). Young Moors resemble bronze fantail gold fish. The black moor is a telescope-eyed combo of fancy goldfish that has a pair of protruding buggy eyes. The black Moor have deep egg shaped bodies with beautiful long streaming flowing fins. They are also called telescope, popeye, their origination is, Japan called (kuro demekin) and China (dragon-eye). They can grow to 8 to 12 inches (20 to 31 centimeters) long in length. Will not lose their velvet-like appearance with age. The black Moor goldfish lives between 5 to 25 years of age). Black Moor demekins may also change back to metallic orange when they are in warm water temperatures. They have a deep dark black almost velvet-like appearance. Sometimes loose this color to become a more light greyish and bronze color. Most Black Moor goldfish will not stay pure black forever and many of the Moor goldfish fish change colors from a rust like color on the bottom of their belly, to orange splotches. Their eyes are usually fairly big and their vision is very poor. Black moors are not born with such huge eyes, their eyes develop this characteristic as they mature. The other feature to note is the eyes of this fish move sideways, and not upwards They can injure their eyes with objects with sharp edges in your aquarium because of the eyes are standing out of their heads so much. The black moor goldfish.
Reproduction: They generally breed after a noticeable rise in temperature, you need to keep the temperature in the tank cool for a month and then slowly raise it up for spawning. Males grow small lumps over their gills and pectoral fins, with which they nudge females and stimulate them to release eggs. Generally, males are smaller in appearance than females with a slender body.
You should at least provide a 20 gallon minimum fish tank for the Black Moor gold fish, and as the goldfish grows increase the tank size. This tank should be larger if you want to have more than one Black moor fish.
You need to provided the proper filtering. Black Moor Goldfish create lots of waste and are known for being messy. Your filter should completely clean the water at least ten times an hour. If there is a twenty gallon tank, you will need a filter that can handle the waste of at least 200 gallons per hour. A filter that can clean more than ten times the amount of water in your fish tank is more than adequate. Perform a thorough gravel cleaning once a week or so. you need to use a gravel vacuum which vacuums up debris while recycling water. With tropical aquariums, it is often recommended that you do this once a month, but with goldfish (who produce an absurd amount of waste)you will need to do this as frequently as you can. Once a week is recommended
Get coffee bean sized gravel for the bottom of the Black Moor goldfish tank (if it is any smaller, the goldfish could accidentally swallow some while feeding and die) the Moors like feed off the bottom of the tank. Make sure any rocks or gravel are metal-free, since rocks with metals can harm fish by becoming toxic residues into the surrounding water.
To decorate your tank, Buy some ornaments and decorations and fake plants. Do not buy ornaments with openings small enough that the fish can get stuck into them. Remember to consider how large your goldfish can grow.
If you see your fish tends to hang around at the top of the water this could be a sign of oxygen deprivation. Important part of goldfish care is water aeration. Goldfish in general, tend to be oxygen pigs. To keep your goldfish healthy you need to have a fish tank with good surface area exposed to air (top of the tank) you can also add an air pump that can use bubbles to increase oxygen content. Cycling your tank is important, Follow the steps to cycle your tank. This establishes healthy bacterial and chemical levels.
When buying your Black Moor goldfish see which ones look like the healthier ones in the tank. Be wary of tanks with dead fish in them, this can be a sign of illness or improper care. Healthy fish will: Have no white spots, swim with their fins held upright. Not be afraid of people, Swim around all over the fish tank and look healthy. Clamped fins are a sign of sickness
Adding the Black Moor goldfish to your tank: It is important to introduce the fish to the tank environment slowly. As soon as you get home, float the entire closed pet store plastic bag on the top of your fish tank (with the Black Moor goldfish inside!) for about a 20 minutes. This will allow the water in the plastic bag and the fish tank water to equal out, and the bag to become the same temperature as your fish tank water. Next thing to do is, add a small amount of water from your fish tank to the bag, and wait about 20 minutes. Do this at least one more time. Dispose of the water down the toilet from the bag. Then, use a net to transfer the Black Moor goldfish fish carefully into the your fish tank. Dispose of all of the water in the bag. This process not only reduces stress for you fish, it also prevents the dirty pet store water from contaminating your fish tank.
The Black Moors Diet: Omnivore. Feed the Moors goldfish three times a day in small portions, gold fish do not have stomachs, that's why small portions more times a day will prevent wasted food. Feed a good quality goldfish food, pellets or flakes. Black Moor goldfish may also eat frozen foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and krill. Test the water, preparing your tank: Read up on the nitrogen cycle in aquariums for goldfish. You will need to purchase a liquid test so that you can test for Nitrates and Ammonia. The strip-style test kits are unreliable and a waste of money. You should use a dechlorinating product to remove the harmful chlorine from the water. Test for nitrite, ammonia, and proper PH. The ammonia should always be 0, the nitrite should be 0, and the nitrate should be below 20. If it's at or above 40, you have too many fish or are not changing the water often enough.
Doing weekly water changes, once a week, remove and replace 30%-50% of the water in Black Moor goldfish tank. Removing all the water from the tank will damage the bacteria that has grown that helps decompose the fish waste.
Can live in very cold temperatures, making them ideal for outdoor ponds.