Vicki Vaughan is owner of Flat Rock Koi, LLC is located in Watkinsville, GA. The farm produces domestic koi and brings in several shipments every year of high quality Japanese fish. We raise water plants as well as Japanese maples. In addition, there is a bonsai nursery with everything from finished bonsai, pre bonsai, pots and custom soil blends.

Koi Farm Security

By Vicki Vaughan / January 1, 2011 / 0 Comments

See how Great Pyrenees dogs handle koi farm security. These huge dogs may look cute, but they are very effective against predators like snakes, birds, raccoons and humans. Long time animal specialist & Koi Farm owner shares her love for this breed.

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Ikeage: A Ritual Performed By Japanese Koi Breeders

By Vicki Vaughan / September 1, 2010 / 0 Comments

An Ikeage is a ritual performed several times a year by Japanese koi breeders. It literally means, “mud pond harvest.” Ikeage is a lot of work, but it is also a time of celebration. See how one US koi farm continues this tradition. There is always a great deal of excitement when the nets are pulled and everyone sees how the koi have grown and developed.

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By Vicki Vaughan / July 1, 2010 / 0 Comments

Learn about the elements that went into building this monster pond – a 45,000-gal. behemoth in a natural setting with a large waterfall. What was paramount to the owner? Hiding the filter system, among other things. Take a look at how this was accomplished and how they overcame obstacles along the way.

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Do You Have Metal Toxicity?

By Vicki Vaughan / May 1, 2010 / 3 Comments

Even low levels of toxins can cause fish loss. A must read article about the signs for metal toxicity and what to do about it. When you thought you knew everything about water quality, there is more you need to know. Included are places to look to see if you are adding metals to your pond water and suggestions on what pond contractors and pond maintenance companies, and retailers can offer to their customers as solutions.

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Koi Health Seminar

By Vicki Vaughan / May 9, 2009 / 0 Comments

What was originally “The Fish Health Management Seminar,” has evolved into the Koi Health Seminar. It is now offered to any one interested in Koi Health each February. The course consists of three days of intensive lectures and hours of hands on time in the wet labs. If you are interested in koi, this is a great jam pack weekend of learning (while eating some great food and having some fun).

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