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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures:SCP-XXXX are to be kept within 150-gallon tanks, with 4 instances per tank. All young produced by SCP-XXXX are also to be kept within 100-gallon tanks, until maturity, with up to 8 instances per tank. Transferring of growing SCP-XXXX into tanks with fully matured instances should take place at about 6 months until they have fully matured. No sudden or violent movements are to be made within the immediate vicinity of SCP-XXXX. Only Level 3 personnel and above

Description: SCP-XXXX are 332 213 197 48 adult porcupine fish (Diodon holocanthus), and 32 infant porcupine fish.

When any instance of SCP-XXXX is startled, or feel threatened, rather than puffing up, they will implode into what seems to be nothingness. It is unknown if imploded instances of reappear anywhere after they disappear, however it is currently assumed that they simply stop existing.

SCP-XXXX are easily frightened by loud noises and sudden movements, which seem to be the most common cause of implosion. SCP-XXXX are less likely to be to be startled when in the presence of other instances of SCP-XXXX, but if one is to be startled, it is likely to cause a chain reaction by frightening nearby instances.

The young of SCP-XXXX do not appear to exhibit the anomalous affects of matured SCP-XXXX. Although they are still easily frightened, they puff up like a normal porcupine fish when threatened. Young SCP-XXXX also prefer to be around each other, commonly comforting other instances after they have puffed up, by brushing against them.
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