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Surgery for museum's 'ugly' fish
Goldfish
The fish underwent surgery to remove the lump and one eye
A fish at a Scottish museum has undergone surgery after visitors complained it was too ugly.

A harmless but unsightly growth was removed from the goldfish, which was on show at the Royal Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

The operation was paid for using coins thrown into the fish pond at the popular visitor attraction.

A spokeswoman for the museum would not say how many complaints had been made about the fish.

Scientists decided to remove the unsightly growth after people expressed concern.

The lump, which did not seem to distress the fish in any way, was removed along with one of its eyes.


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