Black Moore possibly Blind

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I recently got a black moore for my mom for mothers day and was wondering if it is blind . She has a nice collection of goldfish and I got her one from craigslist. When I picked the fish up it was kept in a dark tank with no light. When she feeds the fish the Black Moore is the last one to the top to feed. It actually takes it a minute to figure out there's food . Is it possible the fish is blind ???
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I'm only guessing but maybe it's just taking a few days to get used to light or it could be a slow eater. Do it's eyes look normal? Not foggy or milky?

At least it is eating, maybe it just needs more time to settle in.

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Black Moor fish have terrible vision. So I dont know why they kept it in a dark tank with no light. I would assume by now there is some sensitivity to light , but it may adjust over time. They are also notorious for vision problems , so it is quite possible that it may be partially or completly blind. I myself own a Black Moor and wonder if mine has vision problems as well. But they can still live happy full lives. Give it time to get settled in , get used to a routine and the tank lay out.
Any chance you can post a picture of the fish , especially the eyes ?

Here is a little article about Black Moors

www.aquaticcommunity.com/goldfish/blackmoor.php
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The eyes aren't milky or cloudy I will defiantly take a pic next time I go over . I seen how the fish acts when it's feeding time and it's weird. He will swim all over the bottom but as soon as he hears the other fish start eating he eventually goes to the top to feed . This is why I think it may be blind I have never seen a fish do that before.
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Are you feeding him the same thing that the previous owner fed him ?
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cujo0777 replied the topic: Black Moore possibly Blind

Thanks for that black moor info that was very helpful . Yes the fish is eating the same food just goldfish flakes.
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Black Moore possibly Blind

I would give it a little time.

Posting the picture when you get a chance will probably help us a lot. But as long as he is eating and acting happy and normal its all good. Even if his vision is impaired. Maybe your mom can just make sure that he does get plenty of food and the others dont eat everything before he realizes its dinner time.

I was also caught off guard that they do get " breeding stars ". I am not sure if your mom is aware of those , but she may want to look into them if she is not familiar with those. Scared me half to death when my Black Moor got them. I thought it was Ich. :pinch:
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cujo0777 replied the topic: Black Moore possibly Blind

After looking up breeding star pics on google that's something the black moor has . Does this mean it's a male or female ??? How is that even possible the fish is about 3 to 4 inches long . That's not even big enough for them be mature is it ????
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Black Moore possibly Blind

From what I have been able to gather they can start showing them when they get around 3 to 4 inches. Mine didn't show them until about 6 months ago , at which point he was already about 10inches. Of course its possible that I just didnt notice them and were not as pronounced when he was smaller. Apparently this can vary from fish to fish and be influenced by water temp as well.
I would double check the locations he has them appear to make certain it's not Ich.
And they are displayed by males. So it's a boy ! :P
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Last time I seen the fish it only had those weird spikey for on the find it swims with just on the edge of them no were else. Im pretty sure it's not ick if it was think there would be more on the fish other than the edge of both swimmer find.
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