Although black moor goldfish never used to be a popular option, they have surged in their popularity over the last decade with more and more people choosing to add this very popular ornament fish to their tanks.
This has resulted in more people reaching out with various questions each month relating to the black moor goldfish to try and ensure that they are taking the best possible care of their new pet and to ensure that their new fish will live for as long as possible.
With so many people having multiple black moor goldfish in their tanks, we have noticed a spike in the number of people reaching out for advice on how to care for a baby black moor goldfish recently too.
Thankfully, baby black moor goldfish are very easy to care for with them being beginner-friendly options as well as being a pretty hands-off, passive pet to care for.
That said though, we have noticed a number of people making mistakes that really are easy to avoid when raising baby black moor goldfish so we have decided to publish this dedicated guide going over exactly what you should be doing.
We have added all of the commonly asked questions that we see people asking about raising baby black moor goldfish to the article too and you can quickly navigate the article via the table of contents below to help save you time.
How To Care For A Baby Black Moor Goldfish!
Baby black moor goldfish are great entry-level fish for beginner aquarists due to how easy it is to care for the fish as well as how passive they are with other fish in the aquarium with aggression being very rare.
Black moor goldfish tend to have few health problems too pushing them further ahead of some other types of fish for beginners as it really is hard to go wrong with them.
With black moor goldfish being omnivores, there are a huge number of suitable food options on the market that you are able to use too. The Tetra fish food flakes are a cheap, suitable primary food source that black moor goldfish tend to enjoy at all stages of their life.
The flakes can be a little difficult for your baby black moor goldfish to eat if you are raising it from fry but you can quickly and easily grind the flakes up between your fingers as you add it to their tank.
Adult black moor goldfish tend to do very well with other tank mates but baby black moor goldfish may end up being food for some larger fish in the aquarium so it can be a good idea to keep them in a separate hatchery tank until they are larger and less likely to end up being a meal for other fish.
Thankfully, black moor goldfish tend to grow quickly provided they are fed well meaning they will be added to your main tank quickly.
What Size Tank Does A Baby Black Moor Goldfish Need?
A baby black moor goldfish can be kept in a small hatchery tank while a fry to help prevent it from becoming food for larger fish in your main aquarium.
As your baby black moor goldfish starts to grow, you should put it in an aquarium of at least 20 gallons with at least 5 additional gallons for each additional fish.
Decent hatchery tanks are cheap enough for most people to pick up and offer a great way to keep your black moor goldfish fry safe.
You can get some decent, entry-level 20 gallon fish tanks for around $100 but prices can quickly start to increase depending on exactly what you are wanting from your aquarium tank.
Most people who are keeping a number of black moor goldfish or a single black moor goldfish with other types of fish will usually opt to use a 40 gallon tank as they tend to offer plenty of space for your fish to swim around without becoming stressed.
If you are getting a number of baby black moor goldfish then adding them to a 40 gallon tank to let them grow in there can be fine provided there are no fish that may see them as food in the tank.
What Do Baby Black Moor Goldfish Eat?
Baby black moor goldfish are omnivores so eat a wide range of popular fish food types without issue.
As babies, they can struggle with pellet based foods though so flake based foods tend to be a better option as you can grind the flakes up between your fingers with ease to make the flakes small enough for the baby black moor goldfish.
Most people will have a primary food source for their baby black moor goldfish that they use day in day out with the most popular options being Tetra fish food flakes due to it being so cheap and most fish enjoying it.
There are other flake based fish foods on the market but the Tetra range do have the best reputation for use as a primary food source for fish.
Secondary food sources for fish are similar to treats for dogs with live brine shrimp being a very popular option for baby black moor goldfish as they seem to absolutely love them.
Brine shrimp can live in fresh water for around 30 minutes but your baby black moor goldfish will eat them all well before then.
We know that some of our readers are against live feeding their pet fish so freeze dried brine shrimp can be an excellent alternative but live brine shrimp do tend to offer some mental stimulation for your baby black moor goldfish as they swim around the tank to catch them.
Are Baby Black Moor Goldfish Aggressive?
Aggression is very rare with black moor goldfish, especially while they are fry or babies making them excellent tank mates for other non-aggressive types of fish.
That said though, some types of aggressive fish can see baby black moor goldfish as an easy mark and bully them so they may not do well with other fish in their tank who are aggressive as they rarely defend themselves.
The majority of people who do keep black moor goldfish will usually have them in an aquarium with other non-aggressive fish though helping to keep aggression to an absolute minimum.
Once a baby black moor goldfish has reached a decent size then the number of fish species that see them as a potential food source starts to drop off rapidly too.
This is why black moor goldfish babies can usually be added to your main aquarium within weeks of getting them as fry due to growing so quickly. Most people will probably purchase their fish as a baby rather than a tiny fry reducing this timeframe even more.
How Quickly Do Baby Black Moor Goldfish Grow?
Baby black moor goldfish can grow at a surprisingly fast pace when fed correctly and kept in a tank that offers them plenty of protection and places to hide to minimise stress.
A black moor goldfish can grow from a small 1 inch baby to a 6 to 8 inch adult in a matter of months making them a good option for anyone who wants to keep them in a tank with other fish and raise them from a baby due to growing so quick.
Some people do choose to add their baby black moor goldfish to their main aquariums even if the aquarium has other types of fish species who may try to eat the baby black moors when the fish are small.
Most people tent to ensure that there is plenty of aquatic plants in the tank to offer their baby black moors a place to hide from potential predators while they grow.
We usually recommend against this though as the chances off your baby black moor goldfish being picked off while small by larger fish is still high even if there are a large number of aquatic plants in the tank.
This is why we usually recommend hatchery tanks until the fish are at least two to three inches long and then add them to your main aquarium.
How Much Does A Baby Black Moor Goldfish Cost?
A Baby black moor goldfish can cost less than $5 if you get them from your local pet store but prices can be around $10 for babies and $20 for adults depending on the time of year and the demand for the fish at that time.
With black moor goldfish being such a popular fish spices right now, there are plenty of commercial breeders so stocks are almost always available.
You can often get black moor goldfish of all ages online for between $10 and $20 offering a good way to check the going rate for the fish if your own black moor goldfish produce babies and you are looking to sell them.
Due to the popularity of the fish, it does tend to be pretty easy to sell any babies that your own black moor goldfish produce, especially if you undercut the market.
There are some rarer looking black moor goldfish that can sometimes go for as high as $60 but the majority of our readers will not be interested in these as they tend to be picked up quickly by collectors.
As most of our readers are probably just looking for a regular black moor goldfish expect to pay $10 to $20 in most cases.
Baby Black Moor Goldfish Water Conditions!
Black moor goldfish of all ages tend to do better in tanks that are between room temperature and 25’C with the species being versatile when it comes to their water temperature.
Black moor goldfish tend to prefer a water pH that is as close to neutral as possible but slightly acidic or alkaline tends not to be too much of an issue for them.
Although black moor goldfish can do well with aquarium linings of all types, sand and dirt seem to be the best options for them in most cases. This can work well and it is cheap but rocks and other types of substrate can also work sometimes as a lining for your tank.
A filter is not essential for black moor goldfish and it may end up sucking the baby black moor goldfish into it on the intake valve but a filter is highly recommended for your main aquarium with your adult black moor goldfish.
Not only will a filter improve their quality of life but it will also help to reduce the amount of work required on your part to keep the tank clean.
Do Baby Black Moor Goldfish Get Lonely?
Black moor goldfish tend to do well alone no matter their age and are not known to be schooling or shoaling fish.
Their poor eye sight can also make it problematic to have other fish in their tank when it comes to feeding but most people do choose to keep their black moor goldfish in a tank with other fish.
Due to the lack of aggression in black moor goldfish of all ages, they tend to do well with a wide range of other fish types. We would highly recommend that you keep them with other non-aggressive fish if you do want to keep multiple fish in your aquarium though.
Some people do prefer to keep their black moor goldfish in tanks with other black moor goldfish or other types of telescopic goldfish.
Due to them all having the same temperament, this can be a quick and easy way to keep aggression between the fish in the tank to a minimum.
That brings our article going over how to care for baby black moor goldfish to an end. We hope that you have found our article helpful and we would highly recommend black moor goldfish to people new to keeping pet fish. They tend to be very easy to care for an have minimal problems with a very low amount of aggression making them an ideal option for beginners looking for low maintenance fish to care for.