Amano Shrimp And Goldfish

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I just bought some amano shrimp to put in the tank that will eventually hold my fancy goldfish and two mystery snails. However, I'm worried about my goldfish possibly trying to eat the shrimp. I got the biggest ones they had (about an inch), but my goldfish is obviously still much bigger (maybe a little more than two inches, not including the tail).

How do I best protect my shrimp and keep them from getting eaten?

Here's a picture of my tank now. Do I need more places for them to hide?

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I don't know if they'll eat the shrimp, but your shrimp would definitely like more plants and decor. In my experience they don't hide a lot, but they love to climb on stuff and explore. I'm not sure if those are fake plants or not, but either way shrimp really enjoy live plants.
 
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I don't know if they'll eat the shrimp, but your shrimp would definitely like more plants and decor. In my experience they don't hide a lot, but they love to climb on stuff and explore. I'm not sure if those are fake plants or not, but either way shrimp really enjoy live plants.
They're live plants! I'm working on getting some more, both tall plants and some short carpeting ones. I'm also planning on getting some more rocks and driftwood and whatnot.

What size tank is that?
It's a 15 gallon.
 
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They're live plants! I'm working on getting some more, both tall plants and some short carpeting ones. I'm also planning on getting some more rocks and driftwood and whatnot.
Sounds good! What kind of goldfish is it? As far as I know 15 gallons is too small. Putting a goldfish in a small tank could maybe cause some issues with the shrimp that normally wouldn't exist.
 
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He's in a 10 right now, so I figure a 5 gallon upgrade is better than nothing (I found the 15 in our basement). I'm working on getting a 30 for him.
 
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