I have two tanks: A 5 gallon with a 25W Hydor Theo and a 10 gallon with a 50W Hydor Theo.
My 5 gallon normally stays at about 84-86 degrees with my heater set to around... well, 71 now. It's been at about 76. I kept an eye on it for awhile and the fish, making sure he wasn't stressed. Every so often it would creep up to 88 and I would turn off the tank light and let it be since he was still very active. As of a few minutes ago, my tank was running 90 degrees. I'm getting quite irritated at this point. I cupped him and placed him by the 10g uncertain of what to do.
As for my 10 gallon, it has been running hot as well, about 82-84 when the heater is also set to 76.
I really, really, really, REALLY need reviews on new heaters. I've got to replace these ASAP and I'm wondering what everyone else is using.
Advice appreciated! I don't know what I'm going to do with this fish, probably just let him lurk in cooler waters for a few days.