Black Moor Goldfish 2-3"

Live FishSKU: BM041

Sale price£4.95


Black Moor Goldfish

A member of the Cyprinidae family, Black Moors are a variety of goldfish with a unique and characteristic appearance. They are sometimes alternatively known as telescope or bubble-eye goldfish on account of their protruding eyes.

Just like most other varieties of goldfish, this fish is prolific at creating waste. You must take special considerations to maintain optimal water quality with regular maintenance. They will benefit from having plenty of space and water to stay healthy. In addition to a fine gravel bottom or well-rounded river rocks, the Black Moor Goldfish will appreciate plastic or hardy, cold water live plants. Keep in mind that goldfish are diggers and will scatter the fine sand onto leaves, potentially damaging thin and less hardy plants. Like all fancy goldfish, maintaining water temperature above 18 degrees is recommended.

To view a YouTube video of this fish in an aquarium click here

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. Unless stated, we are unable to guarantee the exact size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.

Approx. size: 2-3" (small)
Maximum size: 6-8"
Origin: China/Japan
Ideal number kept together: 1+

If you need to calculate the maximum stocking capacity of your pond or aquarium click here.

Water conditions
pH: 6.0–8.0
KH: 4-20
Temperature: 18–22 °C

This fish's aquarium would benefit from a heater. Click here.

Ease of care

Easy. Very hardy like other varieties of goldfish, making them easy to maintain. Large fins can be quite susceptible to fungal disorders and white spot in poor quality water.

Omnivore - The main food we recommend would be tropical fish flake or Goldfish flake and small Pellets. Mixing in some live or frozen brine, or other fresh alternatives can help enhance their health. They are slow-swimmers, so take care to ensure they are not out-competed for food by other tank inhabitants.

Community with other coldwater fish such as other fancy goldfish, Danios and White Cloud Mountain Minnows.
To view our Compatibility Advisory Chart please select the Additional tab above.

There appears to be a definite courtship ritual when goldfish breed. Breeding often results in up to 1,000 eggs, with fry hatching in five to six days. They should be fed small pieces of live or prepared foods designed for egg-laying fish.

Life Span
They can live to 5-10 years in perfect conditions.

As a responsible fish keeper it is your duty to ensure you provide a suitable habitat environment for your fish following these guidelines:

  • Ensure you meet its required welfare needs.

  • Ensure the fish is compatible with its new tankmates. Do your research online or
  • contact us if unsure.
  • Ensure your aquarium fish tank or
  • pondwater is dechlorinated. Click here.
  • Ensure your
  • aquarium fish tank or pond is filtered and running, fully cycled ready for fish. For information on cyling click here.
  • Do not buy live fish as gifts or for third parties without consulting them.

  • Ensure your
  • water pH is not too high or low for your desired fish. Click here for information on household water pH levels.

    If you require further advice please click here to contact us.

    All livestock will be delivered using APC Courier - the only delivery company in the UK licenced to carry live fish.

  • Combined postage and packaging for live fish is £16.95 or FREE for orders above £100.

  • Please check the AVAILABILITY (displayed in green/red above price) for estimated delivery timescale.

  • Once your order is placed we will contact you to arrange a delivery date.

  • Delivery of live fish can only take place between 8am and midday on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday via APC Courier.

  • Please ensure you supply a valid mobile contact number and email address upon checkout to avoid delay.

  • Please be aware that APC will not ship live fish consignments when overnight temperatures are near or below freezing.

  • Please note: APC are unable to deliver live fish overseas or to unservicable postcodes that may effect welfare in transit. This includes but is not limited to the following areas and postcodes: Dublin and Eire, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Scottish Isles and Highlands, certain Scottish Borders areas. Postcodes AB, BT, DD, DG, FK17+, GY, HS, IV, JE, KA27-28, KE, PA20+, PH16, PH30+, PO30, TD, ZE.

    For information on how we package and ship fish click here.

    We guarantee livestock for a period of 24 hours from receipt, afterwhich they are your responsibility to care for. Please be aware of the following criteria before you buy:

  • You must follow our
  • acclimatising guide (provided in package) to safely introduce your fish.
  • Any losses must be reported within 24 hours of receipt.

  • Photographic evidence must be supplied in all cases.

  • Settlements for claims will be offered as store credit only.

  • We cannot accept the return of any aquatic livestock.

  • Shipping and packaging charges are non-refundable.
  • For information on how to acclimatize or quarantine new fish click here.

    In the rare event of a loss upon arrival or within 24 hours of receipt click here for guidelines on reporting a claim.

    In stock orders placed before 2pm will be despatched on the same working day (not including palletised items, pond plants or fibreglass ponds).

    Pre-orders are shipped once we have the stock available and will be shipped using the service chosen at checkout.

    All services are working day services and do not include delivery on Saturdays and Sundays or public holidays as standard. Deliveries are usually Monday to Friday only, although some Royal Mail items may be delivered on weekends as standard if the service is available in your area.

     Packet/Courier items    
     Royal Mail (2-3 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £2.99
     Royal Mail Next Day (1-2 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £4.99
     Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £0.00-£49.99 £7.99
     Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £50 and up FREE
     Pallets (booked in)  aquariums / bulky items  

     Pallets Standard (3-5 days)

     - FREE

     Pallets Express (1-2 days)

     - £39.99


    *EXCLUDED ITEMS  extra delivery fees apply:
     Fibreglass Ponds (booked in)    

     Zone 1 (7-10 days)

     - £79.99
     Zone 2 (7-14 days)  - £149.99
     Zone 3 (7-21 days)  - £249.99
    Pond Plants (direct from grower)
    All pond plants (3-10 days) one-off fee regardless of order size/value £5.99

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