How many generations of krib babies are these?

KribensisLover1

Hello!

I have 3 adult Kribensis I raised from fry in a 40 breeder. Those three I’ll call Generation 1.
Gen 1 had 6 (I think it was 6) babies in June, whom I’ll call Generation 2.
Gen 1 are obviously larger than the June born Gen 2. HOWEVER, among Gen 2, there are very small Kribs and much larger ones (as there always are in a spawn). I just assumed there were some bosses and some runts.
However, I saw a tiny skeleton in my tank yesterday, and assumed that I would only have 5 Kribs left in Gen 2, and that the smallest runt had sadly died. (I I have tetras also but the skeleton looked small). Then today, I see I have 7 or 8 small Kribs, and some really are much smaller than most of Gen 2. I could have missed some of the Gen 2 babies, so I’m not positive, yet could I perhaps have Gen 1, Gen 2 and a Gen 3?!!! Kribs aren’t the most social fish, so it’s possible I didn’t see the smallest newest spawn, yet also possible I missed the smallest Gen 2 bc they are the runts and more likely to hide.
Please look at the pics below and let me know if you think, based on size, if you see Two sets of generations: Gen 1 and varying sizes of a Gen 2, or if you think based on the size diff that there are Three Generations: Gen 1, Gen 2, and a Gen 3?
 

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Prestoncichlids2029

How much time has it been since the gen TWO babies HATCHED?
 

KribensisLover1

chromedome52

My guess would be slow growers from the second group. The tank is getting more crowded, there's more competition for food and space, so some of the second spawn are likely to be behind the more dominant fish of their generation.
 

KribensisLover1

My guess would be slow growers from the second group. The tank is getting more crowded, there's more competition for food and space, so some of the second spawn are likely to be behind the more dominant fish of their generation.
Ok makes sense. And also makes sense I didn’t count correctly bc the non dominant Kribs I’ve had always hide. All generations. The groups I have now are always out it’s shocking. TY!! Now I have to panic about my 30 Gallon with five labs
 

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