Title

Feeding Time Differentially Affects Fattening and Growth of Channel Catfish

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1985

Publication Title

Journal of Nutrition

Keywords

Circadian, Feeding Time, Fattening, Growth

ISSN

0022-3166

Volume

115

Issue/No.

9

First Page

1228

Last Page

1232

Abstract

Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) were held on a 12-h light, 12-h dark photoperiod (light onset 0600 h) and fed a nonpurified diet daily at either 0730 or 1600 h or a half ration at both of these times of day. the feeding time conducive to total growth (0730 h) differed from that conducive to fattening (1600 h). Fish fed a half ration at both times of day had body weights similar to those fed a single late meal. Feeding schedule appears to be an important factor in determining the metabolic fate of nutrients.

Comments

Supported in part by the National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health AM 25919 and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Aquatic Biomedical Center ESO1985.

Additional Comments

Presented in part at the Rhythmicity in Fishes Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 20 August 1983. Use of tradenames does not imply endorsement by the Milwaukee Public Museum or by the U.S. Government.