UPDATE: 7/27 - So my tank has changed a lot since I started it, but I did a major overhaul a day ago. Just completely changed the substrate so I didn't have a potential time bomb building under the gravel with the strange fertilizer and organic soil I used. Also, I wanted to get some pygmy cory and I really wanted them to have sand. I changed the substrate to flourite black sand and I put an aquaclear 20 on it since I have them on my other tanks and they're just beastly little filters. Still torn about the background, I might change it once I have more background plants.
I've actually put my scissortail rasbora and ghost shrimp back in the tank after I made the video, I was hesitant, but they're all getting along. The pygmys are so tiny in comparison so I watched them carefully for a couple hours and they are doing well. When the lights came on in the morning, they were kind of schooling with the scissortails, which was strange, but I'm ok with it.
I decided to start a planted tank trial run with some stuff I couldn't find any information on. I used espoma biotone starter plus fertilizer with mycorrhizae, sprinkling it on the bottom of the tank and covering it with about an inch of Natural Guard 100% Organic Garden soil. I put 2 inches of gravel on top of that. The plants I used I believe are some type of ludwigia, vallisneria, arrow arum and a tiny lily pad. I know the arrow will probably have to go. This is just a test run to see how it goes before I actually spend money on plants.
If anyone could identify the plant in the center of the aquarium I'd appreciate it. I'm new to this so any advice is helpful, thank you. I'll post pictures as it progresses.