I'm a new Betta Fish owner - I bought my boy from an aquarium store earlier today (he's a pearly white with long fins that seem to glow blue in the light, but I have no idea what 'variation' he falls under) and I set him up in the biggest fish bowl the store had. I think it's about 2 litres? I treated the water and filled the bottom of the bowl with a well-rinsed purple substrate.
I'm looking to add some nice hidey holes and bowl decorations to keep him feeling happy and safe. My mother has a Betta fish and she actually grows several stalks of decorative bamboo in his bowl. It looks very pretty, but I'm not sure if this is safe for a Betta fish? I wanted to ask some seasoned experts before I went ahead, as it's not a 'classic' aquarium plant and I don't know what kind of impact it might have on the water or if it can make the fish sick.
If bamboo is a bad idea, can anyone recommend a good, hearty aquarium plant that a beginner like myself might have a good chance of success with?
Thanks in advance for all your help!