Black Moor Telescope Butterfly Fancy Goldfish

Fancy | Black Moor Telescope Goldfish
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The Black Moor Goldfish is a black version of the Telescope Goldfish, which is believed to have been developed in China in the early 1700s. It was known as the Dragon Eyes or the Dragon Fish. In the later part of the 1700s, in Japan, it became known as the Demekin. The Black Moor is also referred to as the Dragon Eye Goldfish, the Black Peony Goldfish, and the Black Demekin. It is one of more than 125 captive-bred fancy gold fish varieties.
Black Moor Telescope Butterfly Fancy Goldfish
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: You need to be careful when choosing to keep other fish with your black moor because they are a lot slower swimmers than other goldfish. If you keep some of the faster swimming species like the comet goldfish or a koi fish they will EAT ALL THE FOOD. That will leave no food for your slow fish. Choose a fish that will share the same swimming traits as your blackmoor. Other fancy goldfish work great. There are lots of different species so just take a look at how fast they swim and relate it to your fish. Black Moors, and other fancy goldfish, can live up to twenty-some years with proper care
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The Black Moor is special in the world of fancy goldfish because it is one of the only goldfish breeds to be found in a single color. What is that single color you may ask? You guessed it, its black! The Black Moor does not show this beautiful black velvet color until it matures a little. Their young are usually found in an amber color and as The Black Moor ages, they can become a grayish black, giving away their ageThese fancy goldfish are born an amber coloration and have flat eyes. As they age their coloring darkens to a black coloration and their eyes begin to “pop” out. This eye formation is often referred to as the telescope shape in the goldfish world. Black Moors have large protruding telescope eyes that seem to be able to see everything!The Black Moor is a beautiful and intriguing type of fancy goldfish. They can usually be spotted easily as a result of their distinctive black coloring. However, they have other physical traits that you can look for when trying to identify them.Some Black Moors have tail fins similar to that of the Fan Tail Fancy Goldfish, or even similar to that of the . Regardless of their tail fin formation, the Black Moor’s fins should be beautiful, long, black and flowing or it is simply not a Black Moor.Another physical trait to help you identify the Black Moor is their body shape. These fancy goldfish have a round, chubby body shape. Any goldfish with this body shape will have a more difficult time competing for food as they tend to be slower swimmers.Black Moors, like any other goldfish, are very sweet, docile and social creatures. They are non-aggressive towards their tank mates nor are they aggressive with their humans. Most goldfish can distinguish their owner’s voice from that of a stranger and may become timid when a stranger is around. Black Moors enjoy the company of other “handicapped” goldfish and would be happy to share their tank with the Telescope Eyed Fancy Goldfish, the Celestial Eyed Fancy Goldfish or the Lionhead Fancy Goldfish.