Black Moor

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Description of the Black Moor

The Black Moor (Carassius auratus) is a fancy goldfish which can be distinguished by it protruding eyes. It is also known by the names Telescope Goldfish, Black Peony, Black Dragon Tail and Popeye Goldfish. In China it is known as Dragon-Eye and Kuro Demekin in Japan. Their black coloring and protruding eyes develop as they grow. They can live for up to 25 years!

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Black Moor

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Popular Name: Black Moor
Species: Carassius auratus

Profile of the Black Moor
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Black Moor species.

  • Size: Up To 25cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Coldwater Aquariums or Large Outdoor Ponds

  • Diet / Feeding: Flakes, Pellets, Brine Shrimp. Do not overfeed!

  • Temperament: Ideal community fish but do not home with Siamese Fighting Fish

  • Habitat: Large Coldwater Tanks

  • Behaviour: Good community fish

Scientific Classification of the Black Moor
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Carassius auratus

  • Popular Name: Black Moor - Black Peony - Black Dragon Tail - Telescope Goldfish -Popeye Goldfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Black Moor?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!

 



Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Black Moor slimy?
Black Moor secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Black Moor to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Black Moor have gills?
Gills enable the Black Moor to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Black Moor have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Black Moor has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Black Moor has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Black Moor has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Black Moor has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Black Moor

Black Moor

  • Interesting Information about Black Moor

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Black Moor slimy?

  • Why do the Black Moor have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Black Moor have fins?

  • Species: Carassius auratus

Fish Species

Black Moor Goldfish

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