Great! That's fantastic! Betta's love to swim through plants and hide in them so I'm sure he'll absolutely love it! And of course I'm a huge advocate for live plants lol, so I totally am excited that you got a live one
What is the live plant called? Just wanted to make sure because Java Ferns and Anubias's cannot be completely buried in your gravel although I see you have larger river rocks? If it's one of those two, you could totally tie it to one of the plants and it would do great!
Yeah I hear you about the stress thing too, I was recovering the fish in my avatar from a mild Ich scare and then while he was at it, he bit off a chunk of his tail and then decided he wanted to rub against some plastic and it looked like your boy, just scratches on his head. Oh man, I was so infuriated with him, but he's all better now :)