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Do catfish grow fast?

Asked: Jim Saric, Last Updated:

They begin active feeding and resume rapid growth at water temperatures above 70°F, and growth isn't suppressed at high temperatures in natural waters if adequate food is available. It's generally assumed that catfish grow faster in the South where the warmwater season is longer than in the North.

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