Also known as the Black Dragon, the Black Moor Goldfish is a goldfish with a distinct appearance. It is of the Veil Tail variety and, as its name suggests, has an overall black color. It also has strange telescopic eyes and body traits that feature flowing, long, and delicate fins. Though they originally came from parts of China, Japan, and Asia, you can now find them worldwide thanks to controlled breeding programs.
The Black Moor Goldfish is primarily similar to a solid Black Telescope Goldfish but with less protruding eyes. It is also a bit hardier and has slightly better eyesight than telescope eye and celestial eye goldfish. However, their eyes are very delicate, so you need to take extra caution to ensure they do not get damaged.
Black Dragons thrive in an aquarium with a large tank size. You should also include fine gravel at the bottom, roots, well-rounded river rocks, and hardy or plastic water plants. You want to have these items in the tank because the fish will dig and scatter the sand onto leaves, damaging less robust plants. Like other goldfish varieties, this fish is prolific at creating waste, so you must regularly clean your tank to maintain optimal water quality.
Black Moor Goldfish are very peaceful and will do well with other cold-water community fish, such as White Cloud Mountain Minnows, Danios, and other goldfish.
Black Moor Goldfish are omnivorous and will consume all types of foods. Hobbyists recommend feeding them Goldfish flakes, small pellets, and tropical fish flakes. You should also mix in some frozen or live brine and other fresh alternatives to help enhance their health. Since Black Moor Goldfish have a definite courtship ritual, you should regularly give them small pieces of prepared or live foods designed for egg-laying fish.
Due to their features, they are one of the slowest swimmers. Therefore, you should consider this when feeding them to ensure their tankmates do not overrun them and they always get adequate portions.
Are Black Moor Goldfish hard to take care of?
These fish are easy to take care of because of their peaceful nature. Also, keeping them healthy is easy as long as you give them a good diet and keep their tank clean.
Do Black Moor Goldfish need a heater?
No, Black Moor Goldfish do not need a heater as long as you keep the water between 50°F and 75°F.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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