Gephyrochromis lawsi is Lake Malawi mouthbrooder that was described by Fryer in 1957. Although this fish looks and acts like any member of the Pseudotropheus genus, scientists moved it into a new genus because of its thinner tooth structure.
Male Gephyrochromis lawsi are a vibrant purple with an orange blaze across their back. Females are relatively drab brown-gray, sometimes with a slight purple sheen.
Good looks and a mild disposition make Gephyrochromis lawsi an ideal fish for beginners in the cichlid hobby.