Feeding Time Differentially Affects Fattening and Growth of Channel Catfish
Circadian, Feeding Time, Fattening, Growth
Journal of Nutrition
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.
Teresa A. Noeske, Richard E. Spieler, Nick C. Parker, and Mary Anna Suttle. 1985. Feeding Time Differentially Affects Fattening and Growth of Channel Catfish .Journal of Nutrition , (9) : 1228 -1232. http://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facarticles/188.