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High nitrites when ammonia and nitrates are ok - why?

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My ammonia and nitrates are ok, but my nitrites are always high. Are the bacteria that convert ammonia to nitrite different from the ones that convert nitrite to nitrate? Why would I have high nitrites when the other parameters are ok? What can I do for this problem? I had one shrimp die today.  This is a saltwater tank (34 ppt) with ordinary pink shrimp (penaeus duorarum bought from a bait shop), not an exotic shrimp.

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