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Grosvenor Tropicals fully endorsees the OATA's policy on the humane  treatment of livestock. We may refuse any sale where we believe that a customer cannot provide a suitable environment for care of that species.

We do not supply Goldfish for use as prizes at Fetes, Fun Fairs or other events.

Black Moor

The Black Moor Goldfish is in reality a black version of the Telescope Goldfish which was believed to be developed in China in the early 1700's. It was known as the Dragon Eyes or the Dragon Fish, and because of its fantastic black flowing fins it is sometimes called the Peony Fish even today.

I disagree with many experts who say that this variety is tolerant of poor water quality. In my experience the opposite is true, and this variety is particularly fussy about water quality and does best in a mature and heavily filtered aquarium. It is also one of the more active veil tailed varieties and is always on the move.

As with the other species Bristol Aquarists Society have a breed standard for this variety

  • Depth of body to be greater than 2/3rds of body length
  • Eyes to be projecting from surface of head
  • Dorsal fin to be single, all other fins to be paired, caudal fin to be divided
  • Minimum length of caudal fin to be 3/4 of body length
  • Trailing edge of caudal fin to have no apparent fork or pointed lobes
  • Extremities of other fins to have a rounded appearance
  • Minimum length of body to be 5.5 cm (2¼ inches)

 

Black Moore Fancy Goldfish