Over the past few weeks Saito San from Shintaro Koi Farm has been sending me some brilliant videos.
Shintaro Koi Farm is in the process of not only breeding their new babies, but also building a brand new Koi House.
The new house is where his existing Truck Tosai house is and it will also be used for housing more Tosai. This will give the farm more space to grow on Koi to larger sizes and also give them more small Koi to sell in the Spring, which is key to all breeders business. The majority of Koi Keepers buy small Koi, and that is the world over.
So I put together a video of the new house being constructed. Its not finished yet and I hope to carry on the series as and when I receive the video from them.
Shintaro Koi Farm - New Koi House build - 2020.This is a video of one of the Japanese Koi Farms (Shintaro Koi Farm) building a new Koi House.
I do not know what filtration etc they will be using just yet so its pretty much a guessing game. They don't do filtration like what we do, so it should be interesting. I imagine it will be a flow through system, using gravity feeds.
This won't appeal to all, maybe just those interested in how others build their ponds.
Its nowhere near finished and this is around 2 weeks progress. So I will do a second part as and when I get the videos from Shintaro.
There are a few still pics so not all video. Sorry if boring to some.
While this is going on, they are also at their busiest time of the year… Breeding! This is a very busy period, not much sleep and a lot of hard work making sure the new fry are safe and sound, as well as the parent Koi, which are what keeps the company going are all fine too. Its not easy.
However they have sent me video for me to show you all. I have been in Japan while this happens and its amazing to watch.
How do they breed Koi in Japan? **Shintaro Koi Farm**#Koi #Koibreeding #Shintaro
This is a video sent to me from Japan. Hopefully it will give you an idea of how they spawn the Koi in Japan to give us the amazing Koi we have now!
Just a reminder, The female is the breeders prize asset. No harm will every come to these Koi and she will be back swimming in a huge lake now, where she will spend the entire summer.
We will try and add the next step where the males are involved on the next video.
I will give you an idea of how many eggs came out of this female...80 grams of eggs are 100,000 eggs!! I would think around 800,000 eggs came out of this female. This is the most important thing about breeding the Koi, weight of the eggs!
Really is interesting.