Fish stolen from Edinburgh pond

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Thieves have stolen fish and fishkeeping equipment from an aquatics company in Scotland.

According to a report from the BBC, 12 Japanese Koi and an Orfe, have been stolen from a watergardening company on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

The fish are believed to have been taken between 5pm on Monday and 9am on Tuesday from an isolated farm on the Dalmeny Estate near Cramond Brig Hotel.

The BBC says that police believe that specialist fish thieves are responsible as they took specialist equipment with them to remove and transport the fish, as well as stealing the pumps and filtration system.

The fish measure around 40cm/16" long and weigh around 3kg each. Lothian and Borders Police told the BBC: "We are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the Dalmeny Estate on Monday or Tuesday morning and who might recall seeing something suspicious.

"The fish are reasonably valuable and many collectors would be willing to buy them.

"If anyone has information about individuals offering koi carp fish for sale they should contact police."