Goldfish – Black Moor 12cm
As Goldfish, Black Moors are from the Cyprinidae family. However, these are no ordinary Goldfish, they belong in a group known as Fancy Goldfish.
Each variety of Fancy Goldfish has its own distinctive features and for Black Moors, it’s their large telescopic eyes. You may see these fish called Telescopes because of this. Other names include Moors, Demekin, or Dragon Eyes.
They originated in China as a descendent from Carp. They have been bred there since the 1700s, at which point they were traded in Japan and later the rest of the world. Today Goldfish are sold in most pet stores, but you may have to look around to find a stock of this particular variety.
Expect them to live for around 10-15 years, but this could stretch to 20 years for a healthy individual in their ideal aquarium.
Black Moor Goldfish are peaceful fish that should not cause a problem for any of their tank mates. They are more on the timid side, so they don’t get along well with boisterous fish. Their swimming speed is fairly slow, which is another reason why they need other peaceful species in the aquarium. Most of their time is spent in the mid-levels of the water and sometimes they will hide away when stressed. They enjoy being with their own kind and will often shoal when kept in groups.
- Species – Carassius Auratus
- Common Name – Black Moor Goldfish, Black teliscope
- Origin – East Asia
- Diet – Herbivour
- PH Range – Alkaline 6.5 – 7.5
- Water Type – Hard
- Temperature – 10-24
- Breed Type – Egg Scatter
- Current Size – approximately 12cm (Grows to approximately 20cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed