There just aren't classes for them in the IBC. Some of the judges have mentioned a desire to add more classes, possibly one for orchids, but it takes time to do these things.
And if there isn't a class for the fish's specific color type, then they are either placed in whatever color division they best fit in to (though they probably have severe faults for that division), or they are simply not showable outside of Form and Finnage. That's how it goes.
Right now, Orchids would be shown in the Blacks, but since they have so much blue, they'd be a severely faulted black fish and not place well at all. If they had their own class though, they'd show much better.
Last edited by inareverie85; 12-30-2012 at 11:08 PM.