After neighbors complained of water leaks, strange nighttime noises and offensive smells, the landlord investigated only to find that the tenant was raising tilapia in his apartment.
The lease prohibits the running of a business out of the apartment but the tenant claims he is operating as a non-profit aimed at teaching people how to grow fish in their homes, according to a news report.
The attorney for the landlord says the tenant is selling the fish he breeds online.
When asked to comment on the lawsuit, the tenant told reporters that he welcomes the publicity for his fish farming business.
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