Wow, is he beautiful!
I have live plants for mine, with one exception. There's a silk plant that looks like tall wavy grass, it comes in several colors (shops online sell them). I bought one the same color blue as my little fishstick and he absolutely loves it, as much as he loves his drive-thru log. It's where he spends a lot of time, camouflaging himself among the waving grasses. It's pretty funny when he just hides his face in there and the rest of his body is hanging out, and he thinks he can't be seen.
They're kind of sensual creatures...they seem to like brushing their long fins on different textures, resting on things so their "skirts" trail down off the side. I've actually caught mine hooking a fin on a floating plant and dragging it across the tank so he can have the perfect napping spot secured by wedging himself between the tendrils and resting his body against a rock. He takes an interest in every little change and barely moves aside while my hand is in there. The big blue supervisor of his domain.
What have you done with your tank since your post? New pics?