Thursday, February 6, 2014

Black Moor Fish

Black Moor Fish

The black moor is a telescope-eyed variety of fancy goldfish that has a characteristic pair of protruding eyes. It is also referred to as popeye, telescope, kuro demekin in Japan and dragon-eye in China.Black Moors have deep bodies and long, flowing finnage, along with characteristic protruding eyes. They are veiltailed and possess metallic scales with a velvet-like appearance.Young Moors resemble bronze fantails. Their black coloration and eye protrusion develop with age They can grow up to a length of 10 inches, but may not lose their velvet-like appearance with increasing age . Black demekins may also revert to metallic orange when exposed to warm water temperature.The fish can range in coloring anywhere from a lighter grey to a dark black, but most Black Moor goldfish don't stay pure black forever and many of them change colors from a rust color underbelly to orange splotches. Because their eyes are usually large, their vision is poor.Black moor goldfish are popular because they are hardy fish and because their black color sets them apart from the more common gold color. Goldfish are typically easy to care for. Black moors in particular are able to withstand a wide variety of temperatures. They do well with other fancy goldfish varieties

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