Posted February 11, 2018 12:19:37A microbe has been discovered in a micro-tank of a fish tank in the U.S. state of New Hampshire.
A researcher at the University of New England in Boston discovered the fishy thing in a plastic bag at a grocery store in the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Wednesday.
The discovery was made after the fish-keeper noticed a strange smell coming from the fish tank and asked the fishkeeper to take a sample.
The microbe was named Tachinomyces tristis.
It lives in water and was also found in some water samples in a sample of water in a test tube, which also tested positive for the microbe.
The scientist is now working with New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officials to determine what is causing the unusual smell.
The bacteria is not known to cause illness.
It could also be caused by an overgrowth of the micro-organisms, according to the University.
It’s the second case of the bacteria found in New Hampshire waters in less than a week.
On February 3, a microorganism was discovered in water at a local water supply in the state of Ohio.
The researchers at the Ohio Department of Environmental Protection are investigating the case.