Wintertime feeding can help maintain the health
and promote the growth of catfish. Since catfish
are cold-blooded animals, their body temperature
and rate of metabolism slow down as the water
cools. If fed properly, adult catfish can gain from
5 to 20 percent of their initial weight during the
winter, depending on the severity of the weather.
And since many wintertime diseases are brought
on by poor nutrition, regular winter feeding can
also prevent costly losses and treatments.