Vallisneria free floating propagation?

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Hey all, Just wondering if Vallisneria will send off runners if it is free-floating. I got most of mine to attach but for some reason, this one small plant keeps floating to the top. I think my fish are uprooting it. But, if it will propagate free-floating then I will leave it floating.
 
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Mine will send out runners even if not rooted in the substrate as long as the mother plant is securely rooted in the substrate. For mine, the original plant must be rooted in the substrate, then if its runners are floating, they will propagate just fine and eventually get large and heavy enough to weigh itself down to touch the substrate. But if the entire main original plant is floating, it doesn't do very well for me.

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Mine will send out runners even if not rooted in the substrate as long as the mother plant is securely rooted in the substrate. For mine, the original plant must be rooted in the substrate, then if its runners are floating, they will propagate just fine and eventually get large and heavy enough to weigh itself down to touch the substrate. But if the entire main original plant is floating, it doesn't do very well for me.
 
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