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mjjrules 10-04-2007 07:48 PM

Black Moors
 
At the beginning of the summer I bought 2 Black Moors for my 2000gal koi pond, I was told by someone in the store that I need to remove them before the winter & snow because they don't do well in the cold. Is this true? and if so would they be okay if I put them into a 25gal tank until spring? I have a 65gal tropical freshwater tank, but from what I understand goldfish species cannot be heated?

Lupin 10-04-2007 08:40 PM

Re: Black Moors
 
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Originally Posted by mjjrules
At the beginning of the summer I bought 2 Black Moors for my 2000gal koi pond, I was told by someone in the store that I need to remove them before the winter & snow because they don't do well in the cold. Is this true? and if so would they be okay if I put them into a 25gal tank until spring? I have a 65gal tropical freshwater tank, but from what I understand goldfish species cannot be heated?

They can do well in cold but no colder than 15-18 degrees Celsius. You definitely must put them inside your house during winter season. They'll be okay in your 25g temporarily with massive filtration or plenty of water changes.:)

mjjrules 10-12-2007 10:41 AM

I'm going out today to buy them a new 15gal tank, can I fill it with fresh tap water? or do I need to use the pond water, or a mix of both?

mHeinitz57 10-21-2007 10:35 AM

I would use pond water at first and slowly acclimate them to tap water so you can do water changes during the winter. Make sure you get a large filter though since they can dirty up a 15 gallon in no time.

sean117Ply 10-25-2007 07:53 AM

I have seen moors in discus tanks. People dont realise that they can live in warm temps just think of some asian countries where the temp does not drop below 27c/81 so ther tanks remain warm.


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