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How many fish in a Fluval Spec V?

I have a good amount of plants in the tank and I have 6 neon tetras in it. I would like to add 5 pygmy corydoras and a small clown pleco. Is this too many fish?
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It would be a little overcrowded and you might need to do frequent water change. My 2 fluval spec are overecrowded but with a lot of plants, I also did some modification to the filtration. I would probably change your clown pleco for a Dwarf Bristle nose Pleco? Clown pleco can reach up to 4 inch(10cm).

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If you go with the clown pleco, you also need to have room for driftwood as clowns feed off of it. Spec may not be the best tank for a clown.
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The pygmy cory are the only fish from you stock list you could keep in that tank and they should be in a schoal of 6 minimum.
Plecos are HUGE poopers and need a LOT of tank volume to dilute all their poop, smallest tank for a few breeds like bristlnose is 20g, 30g+ through 200g+ is needed depending on the breed.
Neon tetra need a long tank ideally 30" or more of swim room and bare minimum 10g volume (20g much better).

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Yeah, I would swap out the pleco for an Otto, maybe two. I agree with what others are saying about the neons too. Maybe swap them out for some fish better suited for a nano. There is a stickey in this forum that has a list of good nano tank fish.
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Thanks for the responses I just wanted to get a general consensus on what to add. The store only had 5 corys or I would have gotten six. They seem to be doing well in the group. I'll put the pleco in my 30 gallon instead. I have wood in all of my tanks.
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