I wanted to post this because the black moor goldfish I rescued from a stream this week has me kind of worried. Two things make me nervous for him. The first thing is that he doesn't seem to have too much trouble navigating the tank except for when he encounters the corners. When he gets to a corner in the tank he doesn't stop until he runs his face into it and then he turns. So I wonder if maybe he's blind or something.
Also, he has no idea what flakes are. I've been feeding him some top fin goldfish flakes because they're all I could get for him at the moment and when he first didn't eat I thought maybe he was just still stressed and unsure of his surroundings but now that I watch him I realize he has no idea what flakes are and he's vaguely afraid of them. He'll swim over to investigate them but he won't go near them and when he realizes they've spread out and cover the surface of the water he just sort of backs up into the corner and watches them float. The thing he does do that I believe is related to eating is picking up the rocks at the bottom of the tank and sort of swishing them around in his mouth and spitting them out. Is that nor al for black moors?
I have no idea what the deal is with this fish. Please help!