Same EXACT thing happened to mine. Even the red (blood) by his eye. I took care of mine and put him out of his misery. Sorry this is not the best news.
This probably doesn't help, but I bought three a while back and they all had that. I thought it was some different species or something, so I've ignored it. Mine seem to be doing fine.Looking at him, I see some red discoloration under his skin between his eye and gill area on both sides.