Transverse Fission

This method is common in Discosoma spp, and it results in short distance transport of the offspring. Transverse fission increases in frequency when the colony becomes crowded as a result of offspring produced by budding and pedal laceration. When crowded, some of the polyps extend their columns into long stalks that cause the oral disc to project upwards into the water current. The currents tend to cause the oral disc to turn and twist, forming a pinched point in the stalk. Within a few days the upper part of the polyp becomes severed from its base and floats away to reattach elsewhere. The remaining stalk re-grows the oral disc in a few weeks.

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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