Fish Species

Black Moor

Black Moor - Description

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!

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

Gold Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Black Moor

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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