There's no doubt it's a novelty fish. I will say this, they tend to fight like mad and I really like the coloration, simply because they are an oddity. It's like seeing an albino deer in a way, or a barn-raised white turkey more like it. There's just something about them that is cool and different because you don't see them just all the time, and for people who enjoy their colors they are a pretty fish. Still, as much as I DO like these fish, I don't count them as true trophies.
A bad day hunting rabbits beats a good day of anything else!