Shinsuke Koi Products
“Making koi more beautiful with the ideal surrounding”. This is the profound thought of a wise and respected Japanese man.
This man, Yoshihiro Yamamura, developed Shinsuke Koi Products for Nishikigoi growers. The products have been created with his many years of experience, enormous knowledge and love for the profession.
The 5 principles
The most ideal environment for koi is the water in the immense mud pond in the Japanese mountains. To achieve the same water quality in an artificially created koi pond, Yoshihiro Yamamura uses the following five principles:
- Ammonia and nitrite content as close to 0 as possible
- The nitrate content is always lower than 100 mg / l
- Clear water allows for the transmission of sunlight and UV light
- PH values must be constant
- Presence of minerals in the water
When these five principles are applied, the ideal water quality is achieved. Under these ideal conditions we can keep high quality, well-growing koi with beautiful, clear skin. Naturally, Nishikigoi are always more beautiful when the water quality is optimal and comparable to that in nature.
To get an optimal living environment for koi, Shinsuke Koi Products is based on the biofilm theory. A biofilm is a mucus layer formed by unicellular organisms. Some examples of this are dental plaque, a slimy layer over a river boulder or the gel layer that you can find in a flower vase. So we see different variations of biofilm in nature. A condition for this is that there is water and a source of bacteria. Almost all bacteria on our planet (99%) live on a biofilm instead of swirling through the air. Water purifying plants are also dependent on the bacteria present in order to be able to filter the water.
Shinsuke Koi Products has developed various products that underline this biofilm theory, such as Bacto Power and Bio Sponge.