I have a ten gallon with two female platys, twelve fry, a betta, and a 2.5" bristlenose pleco. I can't figure out how to get food to him without my voracious little platys eating it first! I've tried hiding it, but the fry always find it, separating him, but that just puts him under stress and it's really difficult to catch him, and just plain giving him vegetables when I can. He's been living off the occasional vegetable every once and a while, but I'm worried he's not getting enough nutrients. He only gets something, like a slice of cucumber or squash, every week or two. He has driftwood, but he doesn't really feed off that, does he? It's only ten gallons, planted but not a lot of light, so there can't be enough algae to sustain him??? Should I just continue what I'm doing? I have algae wafers, but as explained before, can't get them to him. Help???