Shinsuke Mineral Plus is our new product, developed on our Shinsuke Koi product concept, “Making koi more beautiful with the ideal surrounding.”
Shinsuke Mineral Plus is based on the question of how to bring out a koi’s potential beauty as much as possible?
The answer is that it depends on water quality, we need the water in the pond to be the same quality as mud pond water. With this in mind, we succeeded at making “Japanese mud pond water” with a special material composed of Japanese minerals. This is Shinsuke Mineral Plus.
Koi in Japan are moved from fish houses into mud ponds from May/June each year. Why are they moved?
To promote koi growth in such a vast surrounding. Avoiding heating too much during summer. Keeping the koi in water that includes many minerals so that the koi skin will be bright.
There are other reasons but we aimed at those above and started to develop new Shinsuke Products based on the above. We believe that koi feed on zooplankton and phytoplankton, and that plankton naturally contains minerals. One of the strong points of keeping koi in mud ponds is that mud pond water includes plankton, which has plenty of minerals, making it the best environment for koi.
What’s more, the minerals from the mud itself, are also very important for koi. On the basis of the above, we aimed to add minerals into pond water, to make pond water the same quality as mud pond water.
We experimented with our Shinsuke Mineral Plus at five koi farms and results were excellent. After four to six weeks the SUMI on both Showa and Shiro varieties improved. This was even though we developed Shinsuke Mineral Plus not for SUMI, but for it to produce the best environment by improving water quality.
In fact, the skin of many of the koi turned out to be brighter and polished once the koi breeder added Shinsuke Mineral Plus into their ponds. We would love for you to use our Shinsuke Mineral Plus for making your koi more beautiful.
Shinsuke Mineral Plus Directions - add 5 gsm Mineral Plus per 1000 litre (1 ton) of pond water once every one or two weeks.