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Feeding Catfish During Winter
John Jensen, Michael P. Masser
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Publication Date: 05/10/1997

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.