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The Goldfish is an artifact found in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha and all S.T.A.L.K.E.R. canon games.

An artifact formed in the Vortex anomaly. Is activated by the heat of the body. Decide what's worse: radiation or knife wounds, and chose the lesser of the two evils. In any case you can sell the artifact for good profit.
- Inventory description, v1.30013 - 1.4005

Born in the 'Vortex' anomaly. A true paradox. At even the weakest application of heat, the artifact has a strong radiation emission. At the same time, the artifact itself prevents the penetration of radiation from outside. Popular among stalkers and scientists. Emits radiation.
- Inventory description, v1.4007


v1.30013 - 1.4005:
  • While Anomaly Fields are still visually present in the game, they are disabled and serve no spawn function.
  • Luring mutants into Vortex anomalies becomes the indicated spawn mechanism (see Artifact Spawns for guidance)


  • Sakharov asks to bring him this artifact in one of the repeatable side missions.
See Artifact Placements:
  • There is a placement of this artifact in a metal supply tin in the 'Piano music' room of Music Village in Forest, similar to the Snowflake placement in Yantar (all versions)