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Thread: Is it just me

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    or is a vast majority of coldwater fish problems linked to Moors?
    Take this site more example, when a goldfish is sick, the threads are for Black moor, black moor, black moors, ryukin, black moor, black moor, Comet, black moor, Koi. I see it everywhere. Even my LFS now and then has a Not for sale sticker on the moor tank, and they are reputable.

    Seems to be a fish the companies are making a killing off of with medications.

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    I think that all fancy types of goldfish are more prone to disease due to their compressed body shapes adding extra stress on their organs. You see a lot more swim bladder issues for example. They have been selectively bred for many years, probably with a lot of inbreeding going on as well. Since Black Moors are one of the more popular types, it explains why you notice more people posting about problems with them.

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    Agree. And I also think because Black Moors grow larger than some of the others, they tend to be kept in overcrowed tanks. Generally right after you read how ill the fish is, they will then state the fish is in a 10 or 20 gallon tank. Moors can grow as large as Oscars.

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    Very true, good thoughts. It just seemed like at every turn, it was a sick black moor I was seeing more so than other fancies. I also think that since they are black, that any blemishes/cuts/marks are more noticeable, making beginners jump to conclusions of a disease and post on forums.

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