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Black moor and white cloud mountain minnows
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Sun Flora
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PostPosted: 2003.12.05(Fri)13:23    Post subject: Black moor and white cloud mountain minnows Reply with quote

Hello people! I'm new to this so I hope my questions make sense Smile

I have just got a Black moor goldfish and he is living in a bowl with an air pump. He will be moving to a 20 gallon aquarium with some white clould mountain minnows when it is cycled. The 20 gallon has no fish in yet and needs cycling ,sould I do fishless cycling or should I add some white clould mountain minnows to cycle it for me? or should I put the black moor in there to cycle it? Would the black moor be happy with no other goldfish or would it be happy with some white cloud mountain minnows? Any tips for a first time goldfish keeper?

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PostPosted: 2003.12.05(Fri)14:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fishless cycling is the best option for your set up. There is an article in the tips section on how to fishless cycle.

Your black moor will do just fine with some White Clouds. You can probably keep a school of 10-15 in there.

While your goldfish is in his bowl he will need daily waterchanges since goldfish are real big waste makers and the ammonia levels will rise quickly. Hope this helps. Smile
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PostPosted: 2003.12.05(Fri)14:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

how much water sould I change in these water changes?
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PostPosted: 2003.12.05(Fri)22:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least 50-60% Replace with dechlorinated tap water and maybe add a bit of aquarium salt to the mix.
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PostPosted: 2003.12.06(Sat)13:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the 20 gallon I am going to have a heater at 18-20C is this OK for the black moor?
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PostPosted: 2003.12.06(Sat)21:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

That should be fine. Goldies are cold water fish so as long as the temp is stable you should do fine.
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PostPosted: 2003.12.07(Sun)3:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help Huntress! Very Happy

One last question, what other fish (besides white cloud mountain minnows or goldfish) do well at 20 C?


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PostPosted: 2003.12.07(Sun)20:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only other fish I can think of that does very well at lower temps is the dojo, or weather loach.
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PostPosted: 2003.12.08(Mon)14:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

My two 5inch comets are in a 20gal TEMPORARILY until my pond is completed. I added 12 white clouds for company and they ate 10 of them in a day... Yours aren't quite as fast as comets but I think if they get close enough they will make a meal out of the white clouds.
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PostPosted: 2004.01.13(Tue)22:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

My moors couldn't see to hunt down prey let alone catch it .lol , it would have to be asleep on the bottom while they were hoovering the gravels and get sucked in by accident .
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