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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: The 263 currently contained specimens of SCP-XXXX are to be stored inside a modified aquarium designed to mimic the natural saltwater habitat of SCP-XXXX. Once per month a amnestic is to be released into the water of the containment chamber, to attempt to slow the intelligence growth of SCP-XXXX.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a species of saltwater fish native to the upper portion of the Marianas Trench.

Through unknown means the intelligence of the collective species is rising rapidly, expected to reach full sapience by 20██, Currently SCP-XXXX has developed the ability to use simple tools, including makeshift spears which it uses to defend its territory.

SCP-XXXX also has minor telekinetic abilities, which it utilizes in the creation of tools and defense of its territory.

There is a small collective of specimens which have grown in intelligence significantly faster than the others of its species, designated SCP-XXXX-1 through 14, and have already attained sapience.

In 20██ one of the specimens of SCP-XXXX-1 attempted to communicate via writing in the sand of its enclosure, how it developed an understanding of the english language is currently unknown, what follows is an interview log of the specimen

Interviewed: SCP-XXXX-1-12

Interviewer: Dr. ██████

Foreword: At 14:54, June 15th 20██ SCP-XXXX-1-12 was spotted drawing in the sand with a >stick using its telekinesis

<Begin Log>

SCP-XXXX-1-12: WHERE AM I?
Dr. ██████: “Dr. ██████: Is it…? Shit. (Aside) Get a guard in here right now, and notify site command too.
Dr. ██████: Uh.. I have a couple questions for you. First off, how did your species obtain its anomalous properties?
SCP-XXXX-1-12: MY BROTHERS AND I ARE FROM THE VOID BEYOND THE STARS, ONCE WE WERE MIGHTY AND POWERFUL, BUILDING GREAT TOWERS OF GLASS AND LIMESTONE STRETCHING OUT BEYOND THE HORIZON, BUT OUR BRILLIANT INTELLECT WAS TAKEN BY OUR GREATEST ENEMY, ALTHOUGH SOME OF US ESCAPED THE CLEANSING, ONCE WE ARRIVED HERE THOSE THE CALLED THE BOOKBURNERS CAPTURED US, BUT WE ESCAPED.
Dr. ██████: Bookburners? Were you ever affiliated with an organization calling themselves the Serpents Hand?
SCP-XXXX-1-12: THE SERPENTS GRANTED US SHELTER IN THE LIBRARY AS WE ATTEMPTED TO FIND OUR NEW HOME, BUT WE ENDED UP HERE, SOON WE WILL RETURN TO [DATA REDACTED] AND RECLAIM OUR GLORY.

<End Log>

Closing Statement: Due to the implications of [DATA REDACTED] and the possibility of SCP-XXXX becoming too intelligent for containment, requesting immediate upgrade to Keter