Acquired: Fish / pet store
Posted Sep 04, 2015
I have owned two black moor goldfish, one was one of the first fish I’ve ever had and the second is currently living in the dining room. When I got my first black moor, Loki, I purchased him and two fantails. The two fantails did very well but they bullied the black moor and prevented it from getting food causing him to die within a couple of months. A few months ago I purchased another black moor because I find them beautiful and appealing and liked the first one.
This second fish, Benedict, has been doing well. It shares a tank with the calico fantail that I had gotten with the first black moor and these two fish get along nicely. He’s pretty inactive and prefers to chill at the bottom of the tank. I’m not sure if this breed is usually so inactive, but sometimes I see him sitting on the bottom of the tank and I get worried that he’s dead. When that happens I usually watch for a minute and he swims away and is obviously not dead. Benedict is not very aggressive when it comes to feeding time. He usually waits until the calico fantail has finished eating before he takes his share. If there was a third fish in the tank I don’t think that Benedict would be able to compete for food. From my experiences I would recommend keeping a smaller tank population if you’re going to have a black moor goldfish as neither of the two that I have owned have been aggressive when it comes to claiming their portion of the food.